We thought that after the Centre amended the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act last year making the rape of girl children below 12 punishable with the death penalty, there would be sharp decline in such cases. But with five cases reported in the last few days, three in UP and two in MP, we can see that the situation
"The government is not bothered about us. They come to us only for votes. After that we are forgotten," she said.
An 80-year-old woman was stabbed to death by a robber in her house here early on Saturday but her relatives managed to capture the assailant, who has been arrested, police said.
The 17-year-old man and four of his family members — including an 11-year-old cousin — were in a hotel room in western Maharashtra state when one of them accidentally pulled the trigger, police said.
Indian police arrested 11 people Tuesday over the killing of a Muslim man who was tortured and forced to chant Hindu slogans in the latest mob violence to shock the nation.
Chanchal Lahiri, known by his stage name "Jadugar Mandrake" (Wizard Mandrake), was lowered by winch into the river in Kolkata on Sunday in a yellow and red costume.
Locals had gathered for a religious event inside the tent when the incident occurred, Niraj Mishra, sub-divisional magistrate of Barmer district, told Reuters by phone.
Often described as “floating gold,” it is used for manufacturing expensive perfumes, cosmetics, oils, and some use it for superstitious beliefs that it attracts wealth in a short time.
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday urged the government to ensure stringent punishment for crimes against women and said the new Modi government's main objective was to build a secure nation.