Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: rape

Full text of Delhi HC’s split verdict on pleas to criminalise marital rape

The petitions had challenged the constitutionality of the marital rape exception under Section 375 IPC (rape) on the ground that it discriminated against married women.

Bengaluru Police arrest four swimmers for alleged gangrape of Bengal woman

The survivor – a nurse at a private hospital in Bengaluru – met one of the accused on a dating app.

Confessions, curses & 5-rupee book: Seedy world of Andhra ‘pastor’ accused of raping followers

Anil Kumar alias Prem Das of Prema Swaroopi Ministries booked for alleged sexual assault, and arrested. His alleged crimes came to light when 28-yr-old woman approached police.

After Reddit post & flood of testimonies, ‘celebrity’ Kerala tattooist held for ‘serial sex abuse’

Multiple women have accused Kochi-based Sujeesh P.S., who runs ‘Inkfected’ tattoo studio in Cheranalloor, of rape and sexual assault. The tattooist’s family calls cases ‘fake’.

‘Raped’ after being drugged, was in 6th grade then — what Punjab principal’s ‘assault’ victim says

A Punjab woman has accused Amritpal Dhiman, principal of SD National School in Nangran Kalmot and Passiwal villages, of rape, after videos of his alleged assaults were leaked online.

Mathura student says ‘baba’ among 2 who raped her over 4 years. Suspects allege extortion

Student claims real estate agent and ‘baba’ raped her on pretext of getting her a job, filmed her, and then blackmailed her. Accused say she took nude photos of them to extort money.

Sweeper arrested for rape of 87-year-old in Delhi, was drunk at time of assault, police say

The crime allegedly occurred Sunday afternoon, when the bedridden octogenarian was alone in her Tilak Nagar house. The accused allegedly broke in and attacked her.

87-yr-old ‘raped’ in Delhi, family claim police coaxed them to file ‘theft’ complaint earlier

Police deny pressuring relatives, say family registered ‘theft’ complaint Sunday due to societal taboo. But now with fresh allegations, rape charges being added to FIR.

Shahdara rape shows we need to learn more about bodily autonomy

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Kerala Police seeks legal advice to appeal against Bishop Franco acquittal in nun rape case

Bishop Franco Mulakkal was accused of raping a nun multiple times during his visit to a convent in Kottayam district between 2014 and 2016. A Sessions court acquitted him Friday.

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Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.