The value of a woman was equated to that of 71 sheep in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, where a man was asked to compensate his lover's husband with the flock for taking away the wife.
In two separate reports, one about a teen being raped in Odisha and the other about a woman being burnt alive in Madhya Pradesh, shows the sorry state of affairs in regards to women safety in India. Expecting that women be respected is a far cry, but the least that can be done is to provide security and safety
Jabalpur police superintendent Amit Singh said the customer had been asked to pay a bond of Rs100,000 ($1,450). "If he repeats any such action within the next six months, he could face jail or lose his bond money," Singh said.
In a horrifying incident, a man addicted to gambling and alcohol, bet his wife after running out of money and allowed his friends to gangrape her after losing the stake.
The incident came to light after the victim suffered severe pain in her private parts and was admitted to a hospital in Begumpura in her hometown of Aurangabad for treatment. The doctors suspected it could be a case of rape and informed the police.
According to FIR copy, Suresh was first appointed as junior engineer in the state road construction department on Feb.20, 1988. Next year, he was offered a job in the water resources department where he assumed charge in Patna on July 28, 1989. Suresh was offered yet another job under the same department the same year and was posted at Bhim Nagar East Embankment in Supaul district.
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
Police said that the incident took place in front of the Baosi Banikanta Kakati (BBK) College at Nagaon in Barpeta district of Assam. According to the police, the accused identified as Runuma Ahmed, is a first year student at BBK College.
There is growing anger across India over the lack of strong governmental action to reign in the scourge of mob lynching. And it pains me to see state governments stand in mute testimony