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Court examines witness in gang rape case during 2013 riots

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A Fast Track court here, holding the trial in a gang rape committed during the 2013 riots in the district, on Friday examined a prosecution witness in the case. Additional Sessions Judge Ankur Sharma examined witness Naseem who supported the prosecution version in the case. After examining the witness, the court fixed December 5 for […]

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Cannot turn blind eye to gruesome crime against women: Delhi Court

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Courts cannot turn a blind eye to gruesome crimes against women which require exemplary punishment, a Delhi court has held while sentencing six persons to upto 12 years for gang raping a woman in a Gramin Sewa vehicle nearly four years back. The court observed that a young unmarried woman will not put her reputation […]

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Uber cab rapist reminded victim of Dec 16 gangrape: Court

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The victim of the Uber cab rape case was reminded of the horrific December 16, 2012 gangrape incident after the driver of the US-based service provider had threatened to insert an iron rod in her body and also tried to strangulate her while committing the act, a Delhi courtsaid. The court held that threat perception […]

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20 years’ imprisonment for three in rape case

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The Punjab court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Virinder Aggarwal today sentenced the three accused in last year’s gang-rape case of a minor Dalit girl of Gandhar village to 20 years imprisonment. The judge also imposed a fine of Rs 80,000 each on the accused that has to be given to the victim’s family.The […]

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Man gets 10 yrs’ RI for kidnapping, raping minor girl

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The Bombay High Court has confirmed a lower court order awarding 10-year rigorous imprisonment to a man for kidnapping a 13-year-old girl from Mumbai and raping her along with his accomplice here and also in Surat in 2008. “As far as section 376 of IPC (rape) is concerned, the evidence of the prosecutrix (victim), by […]

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Bombay High Court acquits teacher of rape charges

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Maharashtra: A science teacher has been acquitted by the Bombay High court here for the charges of  raping a student at his house on the ground that the prosecution had failed to establish the guilt of the accused beyond reasonable doubt. Accordingly, the court set aside the 10-year jail term imposed by a sessions court on 28-year-old Dharmaraj Ganpatil, […]

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Jail official to explain how rape accused was injured

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Today here in Delhi the Tihar Jail Superintendent has been directed by the Delhi court to appear before it tomorrow to reply to an allegation by one of the December 16 gang rape accused that he was badly beaten up by prison inmates last night. Accused Vinay Sharma, who came into the court of Additional Sessions […]

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Transport dept yet to share info, cops tell court

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The official also submitted that the concerned officials shall be interrogated for ascertaining their roles in issuance of driving licence to Dinesh Yadav, the owner of the bus who has already been arrested, and registration of buses in his name. Inquiry into allegations that the Delhi gang-rape incident had occurred due to “corrupt” activities in […]

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Swiss woman gangrape: Cops to rely more on forensic evidence

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In order to prove the charges against the accused in the March 15 Swiss woman gang-rape case, police said they would count more on the scientific evidence than traditional methods like identification parade. The trial in the gang-rape case will begin on Saturday in the court of Special Additional District Judge (ADJ), Jitendra Kumar Sharma. […]

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Delhi gangrape: Singapore doctor deposes as witness

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Today in Delhi High court a testified as prosecution witness through video conferencing of December 16 Gang rape victim, will be submitted by the doctor (who had conducted the post mortem examination) of  Singapore hospital Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna, who is heading the fast track court set up to try cases of sexual offences, […]

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HC upholds man’s 10 year jail-term for raping 3-year-old niece

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A man’s ten year jail-term for raping his three-year-old niece 12 years ago has been upheld by the Delhi High Court relying on the testimony of victim’s mother. Dismissing the appeal of Rajesh, who is out on bail, against the trial court’s judgement, Justice S P Garg directed him to surrender before the trial court […]

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Man jailed for life for raping pregnant relative

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Life imprisonment has been given by the fast track court to a 35 year old man for the raping a pregnant relative here in Delhi, according to court stern punishment should be given to him as women in the society need to be protected The special fast track court, set up to try exclusively cases of […]

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Special court in Kerala for women, children

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“In Kerala a special court will be set up to ensure speedy trial of sexual exploitation cases” According to the Chief Minister Oomen Chandy. After the Cabinet meeting Chandy said, “We have decided to sanction 18 new posts to set up a new additional and district court at Kochi. It will deal with only cases pertaining to […]

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High Court accepts Delhi Police status report after apology

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A fresh status report disclosing the names of police officials patrolling the area in Delhi which a 23-year-old girl was gang-raped in a moving bus here, has been accepted by the Delhi High Court after the city police tendered apology for not disclosing the names earlier. “I tender my unconditional apology for not giving names […]

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Why Police Commissioner not made accountable: High Court

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“Why only a junior police officer was suspended in connection with the gangrape of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi?” a strong exception has been taken by the Delhi high court Court has also mentioned that “Why senior cops, including the Police Commissioner, have not been made accountable.” “Why only ACP, why not DCP, why […]

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Order on in camera trial, media restraint in rape case upheld

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A petition which challenged the order for in camera hearing and a ban on media reporting of the December 16 gangrape case was dismissed on Wednesday by the district judge who said it was “mandatory” to hold in camera proceedings in a case of rape and related offences, and that the magistrate had been “duty […]

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Gang-rape victim’s fight will not go in vain: Sonia

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Promising swift and fitting punishment for the Delhi gang-rape accused, Congress President Sonia Gandhi told that the nation’s “beloved daughter” will get justice and her fight will not go in vain. “As a woman and mother, I understand how you feel. I appeal you to remain calm and help strengthen our collective resolve to fight […]

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Delhi gang-rape victim still extremely critical: hospital

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Delhi gang-rape victim 23 year old girl’s condition remains “extremely critical”, a day after she was admitted at the super specialty Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. According to the hospital officials “The girl’s condition was the same as last night.” Hospital Chief Executive Officer Dr Kelvin Loh had said in a statement last night that “the patient remains […]

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Par panel questions Delhi Police chief on growing atrocities against women

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Delhi Police chief has asked by a parliamentary panel over the gang-rape incident in the capital and pointed out deficiencies like vacancies at officer level and lack of vehicles to patrol the streets. Before the Parliamentary Standing Committee, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar appeared on Home to face questions on ‘growing atrocities against women in Delhi’. Home Secretary […]

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Delhi gang-raped victim remains critical in Singapore hospital

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Gang-rape victim a 23-year-old , who was flown to Singapore and admitted to Mount Elizabeth Hospital today, remains in an extremely critical condition. According to the hospital spokesperson, “The patient arrived at Mount Elizabeth Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit this morning in an extremely critical condition.” He also said, “She is being examined and the hospital is working […]

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FSL pulled up for having non-competent officers

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Irked over non-availability of competent forensic experts for conducting DNA examination, a Delhi court has directed a forensic science laboratory (FSL) here to hold the test again on an accused in a gangrape case of a minor girl in a moving car in 2010. The court’s order came after the prosecutor submitted to it that the […]

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