Archive for the ‘Rape in India’ Category
India tops in the world in terms of corruption, but corruption is just one element that adds to the crime of the society. Today rape is highest rated crime in India, for Indian woman and also for tourists visiting India to have glimpse of the Indian culture and history. Little do the tourists know that if they are unescorted or even escorted by their male friends, the chances of getting raped anywhere and everywhere around India is practically very high. According to the Indian culture and social norms, woman have less or no rights as compared to men and all atrocities against the woman go unpunished. A girl child born to a Indian family is most of the times considered as curse and most girl never make it to their adulthood or even teens after their birth. The financial restrain and the burden of marriage expenses puts the parents in great stress when the girl child is born. Sometimes the moment a girl child is born, she is asked to kill by the family members.
However, these social crimes against woman will always contiune in India due to poverty and religious dogmas. What alarms me today is the growth of sexual crimes on woman in India and especially when Indian men see a white woman her chances of getting raped or molested in India is nothing less than 100%. I always tell my white females friends, jokingly, if you want to get raped, welcome to India.
I have listed out some sexual crimes in last few weeks in India :-
School Girl gangraped by six over a month – June 4, 2011.
The victim, who is a resident of Worli Koliwada, was sent to the Nagpada police hospital on Thursday for a check-up and the medical report is awaited. The five arrested accused, meanwhile, were produced before the Bhoiwada court on Friday and remanded in police custody until June 9.
Officers said the girl is a class X student in a Worli based Marathi school. The victim was known to at least four of the accused, who are aged between 18 and 20, since they live in the same neighbourhood in Worli.
Ashok Unde, senior inspector at Dadar police station added, “They had bought condoms for the act. The duo raped her taking turns and released her with the warning that she should not talk to anyone.”
Others, however, did get to know about the assault. Three other accused, thereafter, used the threat of exposing the May 3 sexual assault to call the victim out and rape her, the police said.
On May 7, Mane and Kalokh’s friend, Ashwin Murudkar, a 20-year-old employee of the railway’s pantry department , threatened the teenager and took her to a deserted place near Worli garden . He then went on to rape her.
Less than three weeks later, Pawan Angre, an 18-year-old employed as a courier boy with a private company in Vile Parle, used the same ploy to sexually assault the teenager.
The following day, one Vicky from the neighbourhood took the girl in a taxi to a deserted area near Worli. He then asked the cabbie, 44-year-old Anand Uttam Landge, to leave and raped the victim. Landge however saw the act and, threatening to tell on them, demanded from Vicky that he be allowed to participate in the assault. “Though the girl kept protesting, Landge and Vicky gang-raped her in the taxi,” said a police officer.
Scared after the late night assault, the victim did not return home. After a long search, her parents and relatives found her near Bhoiwada.
“At first she did not talk to anyone, though her mother and women from the neighbourhood tried to make her speak. She finally revealed how she was gangraped over a month and threatened,” said a police officer.
The police say the girl’s parents approached them on June 2 and lodged a complaint. The police have arrested Mane, Kalokh, Murudkar, Angre and Landge, though Vicky is still absconding . The six have been booked under section 376 (G) for gang rape and 506 (2) for criminal intimidation.
TALE OF HORROR
The victim is a 15-year-old girl who lives with her family in Worli Koliwada and studies in class X in a Worli-based Marathi school. Her father is employed as a peon in a private hospital, while her mother is a housewife. She has two siblings-a sister and a brother-both younger to her
19 yrs old Mahesh Anandrao Mane is a neighbour of the victim, Mane befriended her recently in a tuition class. He studies in a central Mumbai school and his mother works as a house help. His father is dead
19 yrs old Hitesh Harish Kalokh is a third-year BSc student, he stays near Janata Colony in Worli Koliwada. Kalokh, whose father is a fisherman, ostensibly knew the victim for years
20 yr old Ashwin Murudkar works in the railways’ pantry department along with his father and his mother is a housewife. Murudkar, too, is a neighbour of the victim. He met the victim several times in May
The victim told the police that Mahesh Mane and Hitesh Kalokh called her to Mane’s house on the night of May 3 to help them cook some food. Once she was inside, they locked the door and sexually assaulted her The police say some others in the neighbourhood learnt about the act. And, on May 7, Ashwin Murudkar raped the 15-year-old in Worli area after threatening to expose the first assault On May 30, Pawan Angre raped the girl by using the same threat, police officials say The following day, one
18 yrs old Pawan Angre is employed as a courier boy with a private company in Vile Parle. His father works in a mill in Dadar (E)
Vicky whose age is not known is the only one absconding accused in the case. The police said they are seeking more details on him
376 (G) of Indian Penal Code – Gang rape 506 (2) of Indian Penal Code – Criminal intimidation
The complaint by Mumtaz Pathan said that the action by the accused led to profuse bleeding by the victim, who went home and narrated the incident to her mother. The victim was immediately rushed to Surat General Hospital for treatment.
A Chowk Bazaar police officer said, “Hospital authorities informed the police. The complaint was registered by the victim’s mother on Saturday and subsequently the accused was arrested.”
Hospital sources said, “The girl is under treatment and she has been medically examined. The report is awaited.”
Police inspector MJ Pathan of Chowk Bazaar said, “The accused has confessed that he had sexually assaulted the girl. The victim’s parents initially thought she was injured in an accident. However, the Surat General Hospital doctors suspected foul play. They asked the victim’s parents to talk to the girl. The victim when asked narrated the details about how she was sexually assaulted by the cleric. The parents then filed the complaint on Saturday.”
The suspects were arrested after the victim’s mother lodged a complaint with the police. The victim’s father is a bus driver. He originally hails from Bihar. The uncle works as a security guard, and cousins as contract labourers.
Deputy commissioner of police (Zone III) Dnyaneshwar Chavan said on Saturday that the victim lived with her mother, who had separated from her husband. Her mother had picked up a job and used to leave the child at home.
He said that during this time, girl’s father took her to his house, where he allegedly sexually abused her. The victim’s uncle and cousins also sexually abused her.
The incident came to light after the victim complained of severe pain in her stomach, Chavan added. She was examined at a government hospital.
The four men were charged with committing an offence of gang-rape under section 376 (g) of the Indian Penal Code. A magisterial court in Pimpri has sent them to police custody till June 7.
According to the police, the victim’s parents had married in 2003. After the girl was born, the husband’s family started harassing the woman for not delivering a boy. The victim’s mother had started staying separately, and had also lodged a complaint against her husband for subjecting her to cruelty in 2009.
Senior police inspector P B Lokhande of the Chinchwad police station is investigating further
The victim and her father were going to a nearby medicine shop when she saw Ekhlaq and told her father about him. Her father informed the Chakeri police.
Ekhlaq was arrested near Purani Chungi in Jajmau.
A senior police official said that the victim again recognised the accused when he was taken near her.
It might be noted that the girl was abducted and molested by an unidentified man in Jajmau area late at night on April 18. An FIR was lodged by the victim’s family with the Chakeri police on April 19.
The victim, who lives in Nai Basti Chungi area of Jajmau, was sleeping with her parents and other siblings. The miscreant took her to a secluded spot and sexually abused her.
Meanwhile, in Kalyanpur rape case in which a 13-year-old girl was gang-raped, the police claimed to have arrest three more persons on Monday.
They were identified them as Nafees, Shah Alam and Parvez. The police are now looking for the driver of the van.
The victim was gang-raped by five youth, including her boyfriend Idris alias Tunna at a secluded spot on Sunday.
Welcome to India to get raped or molested!
It was a double-ordeal for an American student who was here for a short-term course at Pondicherry University. Faced with sexual harassment, the 19-year-old, who had arrived on July 16, decided to return home within four days.
She was allegedly molested by a guard on the university campus on Wednesday. Traumatized, she decided to fly back home, but on her way to the airport she was molested again by the driver of the taxi she had hired. The police have arrested the security guard and the taxi driver. On Wednesday, A Sowhar Rahman (20), a guard from Assam who was posted in the women’s hostel, approached the girl requesting her to charge his cellphone, saying that he was expecting an important call.
“The girl took his mobile phone into her room to charge it. A few minutes later, Rahman, under the pretext of taking back his mobile phone, entered the women’s hostel, barged into the girl’s room and attempted to molest her,” said SP (north) NT Sivadasan. She managed to escape and raised an alarm. The girl did not file a complaint and decided to leave the country.
She hired a taxi for Chennai airport the same night. Police said the driver stopped the taxi at several places, telling the girl that the engine had developed a snag. But whenever he stopped the vehicle, he would try to molest her, police said.
A woman has been gang raped and burnt alive in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police say, the latest in a series of brutal but unrelated attacks on women there. ( 20 June 2011 )
The woman’s family says five men gang-raped her and then set her alight in her own home in Etah district.
In the past week there have been three violent attacks on women in the state.
Correspondents say Uttar Pradesh is one of India’s most lawless states where women are accorded a very low status.
On Friday a 14-year-old girl was stabbed in the eye as she fought off two men who attempted to rape her.
The teenager was attacked in Gadwa Buzurg village in the Kannauj district of the northern state. She lost one eye and the other was also seriously damaged.
Police say the attackers were from her own village. Only one has been arrested so far and police said they were looking for the second man.
Two policemen in the area, who initially refused to lodge the parents’ complaint, have been suspended.
Last week, a girl’s body was found hanging from a tree on police premises in the Nighasan area of Lakhimpur district.
The girl’s parents alleged that she was raped and murdered and that the police had offered them a bribe to keep quiet.
In the latest incident the woman, who was in her thirties, was sitting outside her home when five men dragged her inside the house and gang-raped her, according to her family.
Her family say the attackers sprinkled kerosene on her and set her on fire because the woman had recognised them and they were afraid of being caught.
The woman managed to give a statement to police but died shortly afterwards.
Police say they are are still looking for the attackers.
Earlier this year, the head of the National Commission for Women, Girija Vyas, said Uttar Pradesh was at the top of the list when it came to violent crimes against women.
State authorities have been criticised in recent years after several attacks on women and girls were reported.
Kerala girl sexually abused by 100 men —
Expressing shock over the incident, Mr Chandy said, “Police is actively probing the case…government will not allow anyone to escape the law”.
Earlier, police teams were sent to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and various parts of Kerala to nab at least 70 persons for the alleged sexual exploitation of the16-year-old in connivance with her father.
The action came after the girl revealed to police about her sexual exploitation, including by her own father, police said.
The child is being treated for venereal diseases at a government hospital here. According to the police who believe that 100-odd persons might be involved in the case, 29 had been arrested in recent days.
The girl told police that her father, who used to do odd roles in Malayalam films, first exploited her and then let many others in the industry and outside to do the same.
Hailing from Paravoor in Ernakulam district, the girl had revealed to a close relative about her plight following which a police complaint was filed some three months ago.
Police had said that 71 accused were absconding and five squads had been formed to trace them.
The victim had named some persons and a few more had to be identified, Crime Branch SP S Surendran told PTI. on Saturday.
‘We are collecting the details of the accused. There is no information about involvement of politicians,’ he said.
Police had arrested a Tamil Nadu PWD contractor two days ago. His car which was used to transport the girl to his farm house had been seized.
Aussie tourist raped near Mysore
TNN | Jun 27, 2011, 11.08pm IST
The tourist came here on June 11 and was befriended by the accused Chandra Vishwas, 24, of Channapatna, at a hotel. Vishwas took advantage of this and committed the crime in Channapatna along with his relative Shrunkal Gowda, a BBM student, police said.
She told police she wanted to visit a friend in Bangalore and boarded a bus from Mysore on Friday, June 24 morning. The two accused offered to give her a life in their four-wheeler and told her to get down at Channapatna, which she did. The trio went to Bangalore in the vehicle and visited shopping malls there.
Though she wanted to stay at her friend’s place that night, the duo persuaded her to leave Bangalore late in the evening. When they reached Channapatna, they forced her to stay at their lodge overnight and reportedly raped her late on Saturday night, police said.
She escaped from the lodge in the wee hours of Saturday. As she didn’t find a bus to Mysore, she boarded a Bangalore-bound bus and from there she reached Mysore around 10am on Saturday. The nurse, who was a paying guest in Chamarajapuram in Mysore, told the house owner about the incident and then lodged a police complaint on Sunday night.
City police formed two teams and arrested the accused on Monday. She assisted the police in identifying Shrunkal Gowda at the New Irish Lodge and the other accused was picked up from his residence in Channapatna. Both are sons of businessmen and Vishwas is a college dropout, police said.
The youths have been charged under Sections 34, 354 and 376 of the Indian Penal Code. The Australian is here on a tourist visa which expires in November 2011.
Mentally deranged girl raped in city
TNN | May 16, 2011, 02.37am IST
The crowd found her lying unconscious in a pool of blood. She was admitted to Suri hospital in a critical condition.
The accused, one of whom was the son of a policeman, was handed over to police.
Birbhum SP Nishat Parvez said, “We are unable to identify her as she could not speak well. But we shall start the case suo moto.”
It’s the fastest growing crime in India and New Delhi has seen more than 10 rapes last month alone.
As an embarrassed government gets ready to enact tougher rape laws, the victims continue to face an insensitive police and criminal justice system.
Nearly three years ago as India was celebrating the festival of lights, the world dimmed for an 18-year-old as she was returning from work late in the night.
Iris was first stalked by four drunken men and then raped by one of them in the heart of New Delhi.
“The whole night he raped me. My hands were tied and my voice deserted me,” Iris recounts the incident.
And the trauma didn’t stop there.
The police first refused to lodge an FIR and when they finally did, no medical tests were ordered.
Instead in a misguided attempt at justice they got her married to her rapist.
Two years on, with a child she conceived the night she was raped, Iris is out on the road, deserted by her husband and looking for justice again.
“Some times I feel I should commit suicide,” she says.
Iris is part of statistics that have got sociologists worried.
The reported cases of rape have grown by 700 per cent since 1953. Last year 20,000 rapes were reported in the country. And India’s rape capital New Delhi has seen 10 cases last month alone.
One case was that of a minor girl being raped by a policeman.
Sociologists say reasons for this sudden increase is a complex mix of migration, shrinking spaces in cities and the high visibility of women outside their homes.
However, law enforcement agencies argue that actual rape cases haven’t increased substantially, what has is their reportage.
And in any case since 80 per cent of the accused are known to the victims, it’s a crime virtually not preventable.
Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police Kawaljeet Deol would know.
She helped set up the crime against women cell in the capital 24 years ago.
She says though the police is often blamed for being insensitive to rape victims, their real culprit is the criminal justice system.
The trial of rape cases is very long and intimidation for the victim. Many victims turn hostile because of this,” Deol says.
No wonder then that the conviction rate for rape is as low as 27 per cent. In a country where a rape is reported every 30 minutes, it’s a statistic that should put all of us to shame.
Tutor held for raping girl
A 29-year-old DYFI activist was arrested on Friday night for raping an 11-year-old girl at his home at Amberia near Hingalganj in North 24-Parganas.
Joydeep Mondal, a DYFI member of the Hingalganj North Local committee, was a private tutor of the Class V girl. He allegedly raped her on Wednesday evening when she came to his home to attend tuitions.
When the girl returned home, she fell unwell and her parents realized that something was wrong. They rushed her to hospital. “When she was discharged on Friday evening, she was still traumatized. She told us what happened and we rushed to the Hingalganj police station to lodge a complaint,” said the girl’s father. Joydeep was remanded in 14 days’ judicial custody by the Basirhat subdivisional court on Saturday afternoon.
India ranks in top three in sexual crimes in the world, much of the cases go unattended by the Police and most which never get reported to the Police. India has more 58000 rape cases which is still pending in the courts and criminals go unpunished if they pay some bribe to the authorities.