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India doctors fight to save sight of raped 7-year-old

Apr 24, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Police arrest a 21-year-old man over the assault in the central state of Madhya Pradesh

PROTESTING RAPE. Swati Maliwal (C), head of the Delhi government's Commission for Women, speaks during a protests against rape and violence against women in New Delhi on March 6, 2019. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP

Fury in India over new rape-murder case

Nov 30, 2019 - 11:14 PM

A 27-year-old veterinary doctor was gang-raped, killed, and then her body burned

RAPE-SLAY. Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hold candles and a banner as they participate in a candle light procession calling for justice following the recent rape and murder case of a 27-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad, in Siliguri on November 30, 2019. Photo by Diptendu Dutta/AFP

India rape victim strikes back, kills attacker

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:08 AM

India has a grim record of sexual violence, as highlighted by the gang rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012

Indian minor raped by 17 men over weeks

Jul 17, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Among those arrested are the 300-room building's security guards, plumber and elevator operator, state police say.

Indian court upholds death sentences over 2012 gang-rape

Jul 09, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Four men are convicted in September 2013 for murder, gang rape, theft, conspiracy and 'unnatural acts' after a 7-month trial in a fast-track court. Only 3 of them are involved in the appeal rejected on Monday.

Sotto wrong, rights groups not quiet over India rape cases – HRW

May 08, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Human Rights Watch tells Philippine Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III that international groups have been speaking up about sexual violence in India

Sen. Tito Sotto. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Second India teen raped, set on fire – police

May 07, 2018 - 3:01 PM

'The girl has suffered 70% first-degree burns. There is a chance that she will survive,' Shailendra Barnwal, police superintendent of Pakur district, says

India allows abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

May 17, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The child told authorities she was repeatedly raped by her stepfather but a newspaper quotes the victim s mother as saying she wants the accused to be set free

Japanese tourist allegedly raped in south Indian town

Nov 27, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The suspect is a 25 year old whose family runs a handicrafts store in the tourist hotspot

India police detain key suspect over student's rape, murder

Jun 16, 2016 - 7:30 PM

The suspect is a 23 year old laborer reportedly from India s remote northeastern state of Assam

India gives priest 40-year sentence for child rape

Mar 02, 2016 - 11:00 PM

37 year old Sanil K James is found guilty of repeatedly raping a 12 year old girl

Court rejects plea to reverse Delhi gang-rapist's release

Dec 21, 2015 - 3:57 PM

The convict who cannot be named for legal reasons was one of a group of 6 who abducted the young physiotherapy student after she had spent an evening at the movies with a male friend

RAPE PROTESTS. Indian students and activists hold placards and candles during a memorial ahead of the one-year anniversary of a gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student. Photo by Sam Panthaky/AFP

Delhi gang-rapist freed from youth detention – police

Dec 20, 2015 - 9:37 PM

Delhi police spokesman say that the youngest convict was handed to a non governmental organization

NO MORE RAPES. Indian protestors hold candles during a rally in New Delhi on December 29, 2012, after the death of a gang rape student from the Indian capital. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN

No shame in naming daughter – India gang-rape victim's mother

Dec 17, 2015 - 12:01 AM

There is no need for us to feel any shame It is the perpetrators of heinous crimes who must feel ashamed of themselves

India channel protests rape documentary ban with blank screen

Mar 09, 2015 - 2:40 PM

NDTV broadcast a blank screen with only a flickering lamp in the background for an hour from 9 pm to 10 pm on Sunday March 8 when it was due to have shown the documentary India s Daughter

Image courtesy NDTV India

Indian city tense after 'barbaric' lynching of rape suspect

Mar 08, 2015 - 12:04 AM

The 35 year old suspect accused of raping a woman multiple times and arrested in late February is dragged out of prison by a mob before being beaten to death and strung up to a clock tower

BEATEN TO DEATH. A crowd of Indian men surround an alleged rapist after he was dragged out of prison and beaten to death in Dimapur in the northeastern Indian state of Nagaland on March 5, 2015. Photo by AFP/ Caisii Mao

India to hold Japanese gang rape ID parade Friday

Jan 06, 2015 - 9:53 PM

The court ordered an identification parade of all six accused who have been arrested until now to be held Friday says public prosecutor Dipnarayan Pakrasi

RAPE. Indian police officials escort accused Sahid Iqbal (R) with another unidentified suspect out of the Bankshall court in Kolkata on January 6, 2015. Police in India's eastern city of Kolkata have arrested several suspects for allegedly kidnapping and holding a young Japanese student for weeks while they repeatedly raped her. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Five arrested in India over Japanese tourist gang-rape

Jan 04, 2015 - 1:39 PM

Men extorted money from a 22 year old Japanese tourist visiting India then handed her over to others who gang raped her for about a month

PROTECT WOMEN. India continues to face scrutiny over efforts to curb violence against women. File photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

India police arrest Uber taxi driver over alleged passenger rape

Dec 08, 2014 - 3:43 AM

Police say they tracked down the driver who had abandoned the taxi and fled after attacking a woman in a secluded part of the Indian capital

Uber taxi driver allegedly rapes woman in India

Dec 07, 2014 - 3:17 PM

An Uber taxi driver supposedly raped a 25 year old passenger who fell asleep in the cab on her way home

RAPE ALLEGATIONS. After facing protests in the US over spying allegations, Uber is now dealing with accusations its driver raped a female passenger in India. File photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Indian minister says rapes happen 'accidentally'

Jun 08, 2014 - 9:15 PM

The minister Ramsevak Paikra claims he was miqsuoted

NEVER FORGET. Indian students make a sand sculpture to pay homage as they commemorate the first anniversary of the fatal gang rape of the 23-year-old New Delhi student on a moving bus, in Allahabad on December 16, 2013. Photo by AFP/Sanjay Kanojia

India police fire water cannon at gang-rape protesters

Jun 02, 2014 - 9:35 PM

The protests came amid a growing uproar over last week s killings in Uttar Pradesh India brought in tougher rape laws last year after the New Delihi gang rape but it has failed to stem the tide of sex attacks across the country

PROTEST. Bhartya Janta Party (BJP) workers scuffle with police officers as they protest outside the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's office in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on June 2, 2014. Hundreds of BJP workers protested against the gang rape and murder of two teenage cousins on May 27, 2014. Photo from EPA/STR

Father of gang-raped, murdered India girls demands justice

Jun 01, 2014 - 8:34 PM

We want the same treatment to the accused that they gave to our daughters – they should be hung from a tree said the father of one of two girls who were raped and killed

Outrage grows over new India rape incidents

May 30, 2014 - 11:08 PM

The government says it is planning to set up a special crisis cell to ensure justice for victims of sex attacks after two gang raped teenagers from a low caste were found hanging from a tree

India orders first death sentences for multiple rapes

Apr 04, 2014 - 9:00 PM

UPDATED A loud and clear message needs to be sent to society

RAPE VERDICT. Double gang-rape convict Siraj Rehmat Khan (C) is brought to a police van before taken to court in Mumbai on April 4, 2014. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

5 charged over Mumbai photographer's gang-rape

Sep 19, 2013 - 9:40 PM

Mumbai police charge 5 men over the gang rape of a photographer in Mumbai India

Outrage in India over first Delhi gang-rape sentence

Sep 01, 2013 - 1:40 PM

The rape and murder of a 23 year old student by six people including a 17 year old on a moving bus last December sparked nationwide protests and led to calls for longer sentences in sexual assault cases

ANGER. Indian activists shout slogans as they demand the death of a juvenile, convicted in the December 2012 gang-rape of a student, in front of a juvenile court in New Delhi on August 31, 2013. AFP/ Raveendran

Photographer gang-raped in Mumbai - police

Aug 23, 2013 - 2:34 PM

The latest incident took place late Thursday August 22 in an isolated part of a central upmarket district of Mumbai

Court again defers verdict in Delhi gang-rape case

Jul 25, 2013 - 4:05 PM

The verdict had been deferred from July 11 to July 25 and was again delayed on Thursday

Indian police personnel stand guard outside the district court Saket in New Delhi on January 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH

Fresh protests in India after brutal rape of 5-year-old girl

Apr 21, 2013 - 2:54 PM

Anti rape protesters staged fresh rallies sparked by the brutal rape of an abducted 5 year old Indian girl in New Delhi as doctors said the victim was showing signs of improvement

Court lifts media ban on Delhi gang-rape trial: lawyer

Mar 22, 2013 - 2:12 PM

An Indian court overturned a gagging order on Friday preventing media access to the trial of 4 men charged with gang raping a student on a bus in New Delhi last December a prosecutor says

6 men to appear in court over gang rape

Mar 18, 2013 - 3:34 PM

4 will be charged with gang rape the police say

Delhi gang-rape trial to open in fast-track court

Jan 21, 2013 - 1:35 PM

The trial of five men accused of the fatal gang rape of a 23 year old student on a New Delhi bus was set to open on Monday January 21 in a special fast track court established to deliver speedy justice

Indian police personnel stand guard outside the district court Saket in New Delhi on January 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH

India's Sonia Gandhi slams 'shameful' attitudes to women

Jan 20, 2013 - 4:28 PM

Gandhi says there is an urgent need to overhaul patriarchal mindsets

Gang-rape suspect beaten up in jail - lawyer

Jan 17, 2013 - 6:32 PM

One of the men accused in bus gang rape in India was in agony during a court appearance says his lawyer

6 arrested in new India bus gang-rape case

Jan 13, 2013 - 3:42 PM

Six men have been arrested over the rape of a passenger on a coach in India weeks after the gang rape and murder of a student on a bus in New Delhi sparked nationwide protests

OUTCRY OVER RAPE. The gang-rape and murder of a student on a bus in New Delhi sparked nationwide protests in India. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH

The men charged over the Delhi gang-rape

Jan 06, 2013 - 9:45 AM

The alleged ringleader is a 35 year old widower who police and neighbors describe as a rowdy heavy drinker

NO MORE RAPES. Indian protestors hold candles during a rally in New Delhi on December 29, 2012, after the death of a gang rape student from the Indian capital. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN

Police sue Indian channel over gang-rape interview

Jan 05, 2013 - 2:53 PM

Police sue an Indian channel for an interview with the rape victim s boyfriend saying it violates anonymity laws

Indian gang-rape victim recounts ordeal

Dec 23, 2012 - 4:29 PM

Protesters demand death penalty for the rapists