UNNAO RAPE CASE
India now known as 'rape capital', says Rahul Gandhi
"The girls, sisters and mothers must be shocked when they read newspapers that every day a girl is raped or killed... The international community today ridicules India. India is known as the rape capital of the world," Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said. Directly attacking the Prime Minister, Gandhi said Modi represents the worst aspects of the country.
MHA recommends to Prez to reject mercy plea of Nirbhaya gang-rape convict
The move came two days after the file rejecting the mercy plea was ...
Nirbhaya case: God must have held his head in shame for creating "monsters", SG says in SC
"There are some crimes for which the humanity crie...
Unnao immolation case: Police to use victim’s dying declaration to nail 5 accused
The five accused, whom the police interrogated for a day before sending them to jail on December 6, did not confess to their crime while in police custody, state police chief OP Singh confirmed to ET. In fact, sources said that the accused even alluded to the girl committing self-immolation in order to implicate them.
NHRC team begins inquiry into alleged police encounter of accused in Vet case
The NHRC took cognisance of the encounter killings of the four accused in the case and ordered a probe on Friday. The apex human rights body in the country had said the encounter was a matter of concern and needed to be investigated carefully.
17-year-old gang-raped, burned alive in Tripura
The girl had suffered 90% burn injuries after being set on fire, allegedly by her boyfriend and his mother, at Shantirbazar, South Tripura, on Friday. Police said the girl was rescued by the neighbours of the accused who took her to GB Pant Hospital here, and added that the girl was held captive for ransom by her boyfriend for two months.
Nirbhaya case: SC to hear review plea of a convict on December 17
A 23-year-old paramedic student, who came to be known as Nirbhaya, was gang-raped on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 inside a running bus in south Delhi by six persons and severely assaulted before being thrown out on the road.
UP rape survivor set ablaze on way to court, five men arrested
The woman, who was raped in December last year and is being treated in a Lucknow hospital, said in a statement that she was on her way from her village in Unnao district to Rae Bareli where the trial is going on when she was attacked and set ablaze early on Thursday morning.
IPC, CrPC in for change as Union home ministry tries to speed up justice
Union home ministry, in consultation with the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), is considering amendments to the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and Evidence Act, and these are among the proposals being looked into, officials in the know said.
SC to consider appointing its ex-judge to inquire into encounter of rape-murder accused in Hyderabad
"We are conscious of the fact that the Telangana High Court had taken note of it," a bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) S A Bobde said, adding that the top court only wants that a Delhi-based former apex court judge should hold inquiry into the case. "We propose to appoint a former Supreme Court judge to inquire into it," said the bench.
Nirbhaya case: Court to hear on Dec 18 plea seeking issuance of death warrants against convicts
Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora Friday deferred the matter till December 18, noting that the review petition of one of the convicts was pending before the Supreme Court for Tuesday.
Are we heading towards society of lawlessness? Ex-CJI over rape-murder incidents, Hyderabad encounter
Citing the rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad and the killing of the accused in police encounter, former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha on Tuesday said the country is struggling to protect human rights of citizens and such crimes reflect the "deep malice" that has crept in the society.
Unnao rape case: Court frames fresh charges against MLA Kuldeep Sengar
With the charges being modified, the offences now entail a minimum punishment of 10 years unlike under section 3 of the Act, where it was seven years.
Delhi court directs Unnao rape case accused Kuldeep Sengar be shifted to Tihar jail
Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma put up the matter for argument on charges in the gang rape -- one of the four related cases transferred to Delhi -- for August 7.
Hyderabad rape case: Akshay Kumar says 'we are losing it as a society'; VVS Laxman, Yogeshwar Dutt urge for stringent action
The Telangana incident sparked a national outrage.
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