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12-yr-old raped & poisoned in latehar

12-yr-old raped & poisoned in latehar

RANCHI : A minor girl was raped and killed in Balu village under Balumath police station in Latehar district late on Saturday night after which relatives of the victim attacked the house of the accused and also tried to set it on fire. “Some persons from the victim’s family attacked the house of the accused in the morning. There is no report of arson and also communal tension. We are keeping a close watch on the situation,” said Latehar SP Michael S Raj.
The victim’s family alleged in the FIR that the 12-year-old girl had gone outside her room for toilet at night when 28-year-old Wahid Ansari caught and raped her in one of the vacant rooms in the compound of the girl’s house.
The elder sister of the girl saw Ansari when she heard the cries of the girl and woke up. The accused allegedly strangulated her and also forced her to swallow poison after he raped her, the family alleged in the FIR. The girl died before the family members could take her to hospital in the morning. The news spread like wildfire and the accused with his family members escaped from the village. Both the victim and accused are neighbors.
“We are searching for the accused,” said a police officer. A police officer said the girl’s family could not take her to hospital immediately at night because there is no facility of ambulance in the village and it is also difficult to find a vehicle to carry a patient to the hospital at night

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/12-yr-old-raped-poisoned-in-latehar/articleshow/45257586.cms

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Four booked for raping 21-year-old Taloja woman

Four booked for raping 21-year-old Taloja woman

NAVI MUMBAI: A 21-year-old woman from Navda village in Taloja filed a complaint on Thursday that four men from her native place in Jalgaon took her to Kolkata, under the pretext that her brother wanted to meet her, and took turns to rape her.

She claimed that she was taken to a house of one of the men in Kolkata and later, to one of their sister’s house in Jalgaon, and repeatedly sexually assaulted.

Senior police inspector Yogesh More said, “The woman came to Navda with her husband. On October 21, she alleged that four men, who are her brother’s friends, met and told her that her brother wanted to meet her at Kalyan railway station, on his way to Kolkata. When she reached, they said that his train had left. They convinced her to accompany them by train. She was allegedly raped by them in Kolkata and again, in Jalgaon. She returned to her home on Thursday and registered a rape case against the four .”

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/navi-mumbai/Four-booked-for-raping-21-year-old-Taloja-woman/articleshow/45263397.cms

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Probe Sherwood boy’s death: Maneka to HRD

Probe Sherwood boy’s death: Maneka to HRD

Haldwani/Nainital: Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi has written to the human resource development minister Smriti Irani seeking ‘an enquiry’ into the death of Sherwood College student Shaan Prajapati on November 14 in a private hospital in Noida.

The letter dated November 24, a copy of which is with TOI, states: “The boarding schools need to be instructed to have resident doctors who can take care of any medical exigencies with respect to the students. Not having a resident doctor should lead to de-recognition of the school.”

Gandhi is said to be monitoring the case closely after receiving complaints from the Class IX student’s mother, Neena Shreshtha, as well as the school alumni. Her letter to Irani further says: “An enquiry also needs to be conducted against the handling of the particular case of the son of Ms Shrestha.”

The women and child development ministry had also written a letter on the incident to the chairman of the school’s governing body on November 19.

On Monday, the Kathmandu-based World Bank staffer Shreshtha, appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be attending the Saarc summit in the Nepal capital on November 26 and 27, to intervene in the matter.

Shrestha, who has alleged that her only child’s death was due to negligence on the part of school authorities, met Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Friday for more than 15 minutes, and asked him to help her ensure a fair probe by the Indian police. She had also lodged a protest with the Indian embassy in Kathmandu earlier.

Shreshtha will be travelling to Nainital and Delhi around November 29 to meet some union cabinet ministers in Delhi and record her statement with the Nainital police. “We are in touch with the family. Shaan’s mother told us that she would travel India around Friday sometime and will record her statement then,” said Shweta Chaube, additional superintendent of police, Nainital.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/Probe-Sherwood-boys-death-Maneka-to-HRD/articleshow/45263073.cms

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Siblings detained for raping cousin for six years

Siblings detained for raping cousin for six years

INDORE: Two siblings were detained by the city police on Monday for allegedly raping their cousin for six years in MG Road area.

The matter came to light when the 23-year-old victim, a BE student, narrated her ordeal to her mother on Sunday night. Subsequently, the victim and her mother reported the matter at MG Road police station. Later, a case of rape and criminal intimidation was lodged against the two siblings, Vikas, 24 and Sonu, 25.

Both the siblings are priests at a city temple and also do part-time private jobs.

Subsequently, the duo was detained by MG Road police on Monday for questioning and arrested later, said MG Road police station in charge Manoj Ratnakar.

The girl, who is a resident of city’s Aerodrome area, alleged that she was raped by her two cousins at their house in Peer Gali locality in MG Road area between 2001 and 2006. The duo even threatened to kill her if she ever told about the matter to anyone. Owing to the repeated threats by the siblings, the girl remained mum for years.

The girl recently underwent a hernia surgery, during which, some medical abnormalities were detected by the doctors.

On Sunday, when her mother questioned her about the same, she narrated her ordeal, after which the matter was reported to MG Road police.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/indore/Siblings-detained-for-raping-cousin-for-six-years/articleshow/45266462.cms

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Rajasthan boy hangs himself after teacher beats him up

Rajasthan boy hangs himself after teacher beats him up

JAIPUR: A 16-year-old student of a state-run school in Rajasthan committed suicide allegedly due to humiliation, harassment and beating by a teacher. The teacher was arrested, police said on Monday.

The incident took place on Saturday in Rampuria village in Baran district, over 290 km from here.

Dilkush Saharia, a Class 10 student of government secondary school in Bansthuni village, hanged himself, a police officer said.

The officer told IANS over phone from the district town: “We have arrested school teacher Mukut Bihari Sen Sunday night and charged him with abetment of suicide.” He will be presented before a local court Monday, the officer said.

Police said Saharia, in a suicide note, mentioned that he was taking this extreme step due to the harassment and beating by Sen.

“Once when I was not able to do my homework in time, the teacher in front of others told me that why don’t I die so that burden is removed from his head,” he wrote in the suicide note.

“Whenever I was not able to do my homework, one of the teachers in my school, Mukut Ji, used to beat me and humiliate me in front of everyone. Police uncle please punish him (the teacher). Do not forgive him, this is all I want from you (police),” Saharia wrote.

This is second such incident in less than a month in the state.

Earlier this month, a 12-year-old student committed suicide, leaving behind a suicide note in which he accused three teachers of beating him for not doing his homework.

Meanwhile, voluntary organisations are up in arms against rise in corporal punishment cases in the schools.

Nitisha Sharma of NGO Inaya Foundation called for strict action against teachers who resort to corporal punishment.

“It is a matter of great concern and the government should immediately take action to stop this kind of punishment in schools,” she said.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Rajasthan-boy-hangs-himself-after-teacher-beats-him-up/articleshow/45258019.cms