A 19-year-old Dalit rape victim, Manisha Valmiki, who was gang raped and left paralysed by four upper caste men, died a fortnight after the attack in a Delhi hospital on Tuesday.
It has further warned that any failure on the part of the police to adhere to the mandatory requirements in crime against women will be inquired and necessary action will be taken immediately against the concerned officers responsible for the lapses.
Four hangings as splints for a fracturing land. In caste-inequity normative India — where mythology is becoming history, politically-inconvenient histories being pathologised,
It was the first conviction since the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this week introduced the death penalty for rape. Gang-rape already carried the death sentence, but rape by a single offender had previously been punishable only by life imprisonment.
"I count this as another rape in itself," Sidra Humayun, an activist who handles sexual assault cases, said. "Most rape victims I have worked with have spoken of being traumatised by it."
Adviser to PM Babar Awan, who is also a member of the Cabinet Committee on Legislative Cases, said Prime Minister Imran Khan was very much concerned over the recent incidents of rape in different parts of the country.
The British singer said she was drugged at a restaurant on her birthday before being held captive in her own home and taken to a foreign country. The 35-year-old Welsh singer, whose full name is Aimee Duffy, first revealed her ordeal in February and revealed more details of being kidnapped on her web page.
A case of gang rape has been lodged against jailed MLA Vijay Mishra, his son Vishnu Mishra and another relative in Bhadohi, the police said.
"There was a lot of people, in my opinion, that should have intervened; somebody should have done something," Bernhardt said. "It speaks to where we are in society; I mean, who would allow something like that to take place? So it’s troubling."
Authorities say a man charged with raping a woman on a commuter train just outside of Philadelphia harassed her for more than 40 minutes while multiple people held up their phones to seemingly record the assault without intervening