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7-Year-Old Girl Raped, Murdered During Wedding In India

7-Year-Old Girl Raped, Murdered During Wedding In India

INDIA NEWS
The girl had gone with her family members to attend a marriage ceremony. A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by a man in an inebriated state in this town in western Uttar Pradesh early Tuesday, police said. The latest incident of assault of a minor comes amid public outrage over the rape of minor girls in Unnao and Kathua. Arrest in India rape case as outrage mounts over assaults The incident in Etah happened when the 7-year-old girl had gone with her family members to attend a marriage ceremony. According to police, the incident took place at around 1.30 am near Mandi Samiti gate on the Aliganj road. Sonu Jatav, who was given the task of putting up tents for the marriage ceremony lured the girl, raped her and subsequently killed her, Superintendent of Pol...
9-Year-Old Raped In India, Body Found With 86 Injuries

9-Year-Old Raped In India, Body Found With 86 Injuries

INDIA NEWS
The body of the girl was spotted lying in bushes in a cricket ground. The body of an unidentified minor girl was found in the western Indian state of Gujarat earlier this month with "86 injury marks" and officials suspect that she had been held captive, tortured and raped over a period of time, a police officer said on Sunday. The body of the girl, believed be in the age group of 9-11 years, was spotted lying in bushes in a cricket ground in the Bhestan locality of Surat district on April 6 by some passersby, who informed police. "The police are yet to identify the girl. We have taken the help of print as well as social media, like WhatsApp, to spread her pictures with the hope that someone who knows her would identify her," said Pandesara police station inspector K B Jhala. Ga...
Asifa Bano: This 8-Year-Old’S Rape And Murder Is A Horror Story Beyond Sexual Violence In India

Asifa Bano: This 8-Year-Old’S Rape And Murder Is A Horror Story Beyond Sexual Violence In India

INDIA NEWS
It was not just another isolated, horrific episode of sexual violence in India, but a planned attack to drive Asifa's nomadic community out of the area NEW DELHI: In early January, Asifa Bano, an 8-year-old girl in a purple dress, was grazing her horses in a meadow in Kashmir when a man beckoned her into a forest. She followed. According to police, he grabbed her by the neck and forced her to take sleeping pills. With the help of a friend, they say, he dragged her to a nearby temple and locked her inside. For the next three days, police say, the two men and at least one other raped her, again and again. Suspects told investigators that their motive had been to drive Asifa's nomadic community out of the area. In the end, she was strangled, after one of the men allegedly insisted on r...
30 Dead, Mostly Children, As India School Bus Plunges Off Cliff

30 Dead, Mostly Children, As India School Bus Plunges Off Cliff

INDIA NEWS
The bus was transporting children, all below the age of 13. At least 30 people, including 27 children, were killed on Monday in northern India when a school bus plunged into a deep ravine in the Himalayan foothills, police said. The bus carrying young students home in Himachal Pradesh state flew off a cliff near Nurpur, about 325 kilometres (200 miles) from the state capital Shimla, and crashed into a valley. "The bus rolled into a 200 feet (60 metre) deep gorge, killing 27 schoolchildren, two teachers and the driver," a senior local police official, Santosh Patial, told AFP from the scene. "My first priority was to save lives. We will now investigate the reasons for the accident," he said. Most of the students were aged between 10 and 12 years and hailed from a local school...