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A widow drugged and raped in Delhi

On Monday, July 21 2008, Sify news reported about the woman who was drugged and raped by two men. The story is as follows.

” A 24-year-old widow was drugged and raped by her driving instructor and his friend in south Delhi, the police said here on Monday.

The victim went to Royal Motor Driving School in Ashram on Sunday evening. Her instructor Surinder Aggarwal gave her a drink laced with sedatives and took her to an apartment in New Friends Colony.

The police said Aggarwal and his friend Ravi allegedly took turns to rape her. The victim, a resident of Srinagar, reported the matter to the police, which took her to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The doctors at the hospital confirmed the sexual assault.

“We have arrested Aggarwal and search is on to nab the other accused,” said a police official.

The police said the victim’s husband died two years ago and she is living with her father in Ashram area.

Her father, who is a shawls salesman, was in Jammu when the incident took place.”

Women or girls should be very cautious when consuming any drink outside. It is always safe to have beverages from the sealed bottles.

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On Saturday, March 8, 2008, Mumbaimirror reported a news about a woman who was raped for two days by two men.

” A simple invitation to attend a colleague’s birthday party turned out to be a traumatic experience for a 28-year-old woman, who was given intoxicating drinks, locked up in a room and repeatedly raped for two days, all because of her refusal to drink whisky.

The police on Friday arrested Prasad Javdekar and Ramdas Chavan, both Nallasopara residents, for the crime.

The Birthday Party

The victim, who stays in Chembur and works as a personal loan agent for a loan franchise, received an invitation to attend Javdekar’s birthday party on March 3. Javdekar, who also works as a personal loan agent for another firm, was known to the victim through her colleague Joe Patel.

The victim reached Patel’s flat in Sunbeam Society, Nallasopara (E) for the party and was joined by Javdekar, Chavan and an other unidentified person.

During the party, Javdekar reportedly offered the victim a peg of whisky that she refused. There was an argument over the issue and Javdekar smashed a glass in anger.

Javdekar and Ramdas then offered the woman a glass of soft drink laced with intoxicants, police said. Soon, she was in a stupor and taking advantage of her condition, the duo took her to the bedroom and raped her.

The other two men in the house refused to take part in the crime. “They were threatened and asked to keep quiet by Javdekar,” said assistant police inspector Anil Patil of Nallasopara police station. For two days, the duo raped the woman in the room.

The Escape

The woman recovered from the effects of the drug only after two days. She managed to free herself and escaped from the flat after the men left for work. She ran straight to the Nallasopara police station and lodged a complaint. Ramdas and Javdekar were arrested under Section 376 (rape) of the IPC, said Patil.

The victim is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Mumbai and her medical report has confirmed rape.

Her parents, who live in Pune, have been informed about the incident, police said.

The duo have been remanded in police custody after being produced before the Vasai Sessions Court on Saturday. “

It would be safe to consume the beverages from a sealed bottle in the parties because such drugs are easily available in the market and it can be mixed with any soft drink or even with water.

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On Saturday- March 08, 2008, in Goa, CNNIBN reported the news about a British girl who was raped

” Goa Tourism Minister Mickey Pacheco has demanded dismissal of police officers who carelessly handled the case of the 15-year-old British girl who was found dead under suspicious circumstances on the Goa beach.

“Such negligence by police department spoils Goa’s image,” he said this in the letter to Goa Home Minister Ravi Naik.

The Goa Police had earlier said it has no reason to hush up the case of the dead 15-year-old British teenager, which has caught international attention after her family members alleged foul play.

“From day one our investigation is aimed at finding out whether the death is homicidal or accidental. We have no reasons to hush up the case,” North Goa Superintendent of Police Bosco George had told PTI this evening.

Scarlett Keeling’s second autopsy report is identical to the first and it repeats that she died of drowning. However, it doesn’t establish the circumstances surrounding her death

Scarlette’s parents believe the death was not due to drowning as the police claim. They say the injury and other bruises on her body point to a cover up.

Fiona McKeown, Scarlette’s mother, has questioned the first post-mortem report that said the teenager had accidentally drowned.

“We think she had her face pushed into the sand because of the amount of the sand that was inside her nose and mouth. But the injuries all over her legs, arms and back are not fatal injuries. Somebody’s done that to her before they killed her,” Fiona says.

“She was battered before she was murdered, there were a lot of bruises on her. There had been an order that morning at 9:30 for the body to be removed after we’d gone down to the police station and asked to see the body again,” she says.

She adds, “I had asked them not to remove the body until I saw it agian, But they were still trying to remove it. They’re definitely trying to cover up.”

The counsel for the Keeling family says they’ve evidence pointing to foul play in Scarlette’s death.

“They have changed the investigating officer and there’s a new supervising officer who is above him. I am optimistic that they will carry out a proper investigation now. We will follow the logical process till justice is served,” says the counsel for the parents of the victim, Vikram Verma.

McKeown says she is sure her daughter was murdered.

“I saw her body for the third time today and there are more than 50 bruises on her body. I don’t know who killed her. But she was killed,” Fiona adds.

The photographs, which were taken by McKeown shortly after she saw the body on February 18, clearly show a number of bruises and cuts on Scarlette’s body. Even the first autopsy had mentioned the presence of injury marks, but the Goa police did not take the investigation forward.

“Why are police lying to the mother of the girl? Why is police lying to the media? Why are police hiding information? Should we trust the men in uniform or we should get terrorised because of them?” McKeown’s advocate Vikram Varma asks.

Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat has said he will personally monitor the investigation. The results of the second post mortem are expected on Saturday.”

This is just one story which is been reported and so many of them go unreported. It is very hard for the foreigners to stay or live in India specially if they do not know the regional language.

 

 

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Minor admits to rape and murder

On Feb 17, 2008, in Rohtak,  The times of India newspaper reported about the news where two cases of rape and murder have been registered against the accused.

” The body of a four-year-old girl was exhumed on Saturday from the cremation ground following shocking disclosure by a minor that he had killed the girl after raping her in Bahrana town of Jhajjar district.

Police had arrested Monu, 15, on Friday, in connection with the murder of six-year-old Pooja of the same village following the recovery of her body from a well in Ismaila village of Rohtak.

“Two cases of rape and murder have been registered against the accused. While rape was confirmed in one case, the body has been for postmortem examination to establish rape before murder in the other,” said SP Shrikant Jadhav.

Some villagers had reportedly seen Monu taking Pooja out of the village on Wednesday night. However, it was during interrogation, that Monu, who worked as a labourer with the victim’s father, confessed to his crime.

Following this, another villager, Jaipal Singh, got suspicious about the death of his daughter whose body was found in a well one-and-a-half months ago. Monu admitted to killing Monika after raping her, whose body was exhumed in the presence of DSP Balbir Singh and tehsildar-cum-duty magistrate Rajender Prasad. ”

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Is India a safe place for foreigners?

On Jan 23, 2008, in New Delhi, The Times of India newspaper reported about the news below:

” ‘Incredible India’, which saw over 5 million foreign tourist arrivals in 2007, seems to have become a scary place for women travellers due to a “spate” of sexual attack cases.

But tour operators and other players in this booming sector say the “complete story” is very different. Tourism secretaries of all states would be meeting here on Thursday to discuss the “problem.”

Signals from Pushkar in Rajasthan, which reported two of these recent rapes, however, indicate the ‘holy hamlet’ is in the midst of an “excellent” season this year with the monthly foreign arrivals hovering between 7,000 and 8,000.

“In the first incident, the American woman has withdrawn the (rape) case. The second is confounding as the foreigner filed a rape case eight days after the incident. She went for a trip to Bikaner from Pushkar and, curiously, her Canadian companion was present in the hotel room when the rape was committed,” said a Rajasthan tourism official.

His contention was that many foreigners, including women, stay on in Pushkar for months and often get friendly with the locals, so much so that some even marry Indians.

Similar marriages have been reported from Bodh Gaya in Bihar, another favourite destination of foreigners. “Most of these are not clear-cut sexual assault cases. Each incident should be thoroughly probed. In many cases, consent is involved. Pushkar has nearly 150 small and medium hotels. Very often, local social dynamics plays a role,” he argued.

A Delhi tour operator said an overwhelming majority of tourists from abroad arrive on a shoestring or economy package, and only some opt for five-star hospitality. Drinking and socializing is common and the more enterprising enjoy the easy availability of contraband drugs in India. “

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 On Jan 12, 2008, in New Delhi, ExpressIndia reported the news about the school principal held for attempt to rape an eight year old girl.

” The principal of a private school in Maujpur in North-east Delhi was arrested on Saturday for attempting rape on an eight-year-old student. Police said that the accused, Chandra Kethu Nirala (60), however, denied the charge.

Police officials said that Nirala was arrested after the victim’s father registered a complaint with Bhajanpura Police. The victim Sheela (name changed) is a third standard student at Hi Tech Model Public School.

“After coming back from school on Friday evening, the girl told her mother that the principal called her to his room after lunch hour. He made her sit on his lap and touched her private parts,” a senior police official said.

Sheela’s mother told her husband about the incident the next morning, who, alongwith some men barged into the school, pulled the principal out and beat him up before handing him to the police. “A case of attempt to rape and outraging the modesty of a girl has been registered against the principal and he has been arrested. We are investigating the matter,” DCP, NorthEast, Jaspal Singh told Newsline. Nirala will be produced in court on Sunday morning.

A police officer said that Nirala worked with BSES till a few years ago, but was terminated on charges of corruption. He later started the school, the officer added. ”

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Church priest arrested on rape charge

On Jan 04, 2008, In Katni, The Times of India reported the story about the church priest who raped a woman.

” A church priest was arrested for allegedly raping a woman on January 1 in the Majhgava forest area near Katni, police said

The priest of the local Gayatri Nagar church was arrested and produced in the court on Friday after which he was sent to jail, Katni Suprinendent of Police (SP) Renu Shukla told reporters.

The incident occurred when the woman’s husband, a truck driver, went to Indore for some work. Taking advantage of the situation, the priest Kaushik Nayak took the woman on his motor-cycle with a promise to get her a job of a nurse.

However, after reaching Majghava forest area he allegedly raped her and fled from the spot, the SP said.

The woman later narrated the incident to her husband who reported the matter to the police following which the priest was arrested. ”

Women have to carry some weapon to protect themselves and should not blindly believe anyone.

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