Saturday, December 14, 2013

Dec 14, 2013: Suspecting infidelity, Delhi man hammers nail into wife's forehead

PTI | Dec 14, 2013, 10.10 PM IST
NEW DELHI: In a barbaric incident, a man hammered a five inch nail into the forehead of his wife, whom he suspected of infidelity, and left her bleeding for the whole night with their three hapless children, before the neighbour's came to their rescue in the morning.

Mamta (27) has slipped into coma after the attack while her husband Pappu was arrested on Friday following the incident in South-East Delhi's Sangam Vihar area.

The incident took place late on Thursday night when Mamta and Pappu were in their room while their three children were sleeping in an adjacent room in their G block residence.

"Pappu had been suspecting that Mamta was cheating on him. On Thursday night they had an argument over the issue which soon tuned ugly. In a fit of rage, Pappu tied her hands and legs and gagged her with cloths.

"He then brought a five inch long nail from outside and hammered it on her forehead. After half of the nail went in, he locked the house from outside and fled from the spot," said a police official.

It was the children who saw the mother lying in a pool of blood and untied her.

They kept crying lying next to her all night. It was only in the morning that the landlord heard the children crying and the woman was rushed to a hospital where her condition is stated to be critical.

Pappu who hails from Etah in Uttar Pradesh was arrested yesterday by the police. A case of attempt to murder has been registered against him.

Link: Suspecting infidelity, Delhi man hammers nail into wife's forehead

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dec 12, 2013: Delhi woman claims husband mercilessly raped, sodomized her on honeymoon

NEW DELHI: A newly married woman has accused her husband, an executive with a private firm, of brutally raping and sodomizing her during their honeymoon in Bangkok and Thailand, police said on Thursday. 

The 23-year-old victim, along with her family, approached police late last night after which an FIR under relevant sections of the IPC was lodged against the victim's husband, Punit Bhardwaj. 

She was taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital where sodomy was confirmed in her medical examination. She was also given medical assistance there, police said. 

Her husband, who works as a project manager with a multinational company, is at large and several police teams have been deployed to nab him, police said. 

"In her complaint, the victim said that her husband's behaviour during their honeymoon in Bangkok caused unbearable physical and mental torture to her. She also said that initially, they were supposed to go to Maldives but her husband took her to Bangkok," a police official said. 

The victim, who also works at a private firm, married Bhardwaj on November 29. It was an arranged marriage, after which the couple went to Bangkok on 1 December for their honeymoon and returned to the national capital on December 8. 

The woman shared her ordeal with her parents after returning home, following which the family decided to approach police alleging that she was confined, mercilessly raped and sodomized by her husband during their honeymoon trip. 

Police have taken up investigation and a manhunt has been launched to nab Bhardwaj, the official said.
Link: Delhi woman claims husband mercilessly raped, sodomized her on honeymoon

Monday, June 10, 2013

Jun 9, 2013: Man inserts rod into blind girl after raping her

TNN | Jun 9, 2013, 02.31 AM IST
BHUBANESWAR: Police revealed on Saturday that a youth accused of raping a visually-challenged girl near Puri on Wednesday, inserted a rod in her private parts to ensure that she died.

The accused, Banmali Barik, is a taxi driver and was acquainted with the victim. He has been arrested and has confessed to the crime. 

SP (Puri) Anup Sahoo said Barik was the lone assailant and rape was the prime motive. He killed her to eliminate evidence against him.

"When the girl resisted Barik's advances, he first tried to strangulate her. He then inserted a rod in her private parts multiple times to ensure that she is dead," the SP said.

Police said the girl cried for help but nobody was around. She bled to death on the spot. Barik watched her dying and left after he was sure that the victim was not alive to register a complaint against him. The girl had not grown properly for her age and was suffering from hormonal deficiency, police said.
The girl's body was found in the casuarina forest along the Puri-Konark marine drive road on Thursday. Preliminary autopsy report has attributed the girl's death to excessive internal bleeding.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Jun 7, 2013: Youth jailed for raping, forcibly marrying minor

PTI | Jun 7, 2013, 07.44 PM IST
NEW DELHI: A youth has been sentenced to seven years in jail by aDelhi court for raping a minor girl after kidnapping and forcibly marrying her. 

Besides the jail term to Surender, 28, additional sessions judge T R Naval also sent neighbour Bala, 48, to jail for five years for kidnapping the 14-year-old girl and compelling her for marriage in June 2006. 

"It is held that evidence on record has proved that both the accused (Surender and Bala) in furtherance of their common intention kidnapped the prosecutrix (minor) by adopting deceitful means and under coercion with the intention that she may be compelled to marry against her will with Surender and she may be forced to do illicit intercourse and he also committed sexual intercourse with the girl against her will and without her consent," the court said. 

The judge also said that it had been proved that both the accused in furtherance of their common intention had kidnapped the minor girl from legal guardianship of her father without his consent. 

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 and Rs 13,000 on Surender and Bala, a woman, respectively. 

According to the prosecution, the incident took place on the morning of June 30, 2006 when the girl was going for work in a factory in Gandhi Nagar area in East Delhi and Bala, who was living in her neighbourhood, called her and asked her to go with Surrender to a temple. 

Instead of taking her to the temple, Surrender took her to his home in Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, raped her and then forcibly married her, the police said. 

The victim had told the police that she had not raise an alarm as Surender had threatened to kidnap her sisters and kill her parents also. 

The minor told the police that after few days, Bala had come to Surender's house asking him for money but when he refused to do so, she told them that she would sell the girl to someone else for Rs 5,000. 

On the girl's insistence, Surender dropped her near her house here in July 2006. 

Based on her statement, an FIR was lodged and Bala was arrested on November 12, 2006. Surrender, who was initially evading arrest, was caught later on. 

During the trial, Surender admitted that Bala had asked him to take away the girl but pleaded that the minor had accompanied and married him of her own will. 

Bala sought leniency in sentencing saying she was a woman and has to support her five children. 

Surender also sought a lenient view on the ground that he belongs to a poor family and has to support his aged parents.
Link: Youth jailed for raping, forcibly marrying minor

Jun 4, 2013: Raped teen critical after cops, hospital neglect her

Tanushree Roy Chowdhury & Durgesh Nandan Jha, TNN | Jun 4, 2013, 03.59 AM IST
NEW DELHI/GURGAON: Rehabilitation is the least that a rape victim can get from law and order agencies and hospitals. But in a case of apathy, a 13-year-old victim of gang rape and her parents, who are migrant labourers, were shown the door not just by police but also by a hospital in Gurgaon in defiance of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013. Now, the victim, who is four months pregnant, faces risk to her life even as Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital and Gurgaon's Civil Hospital are busy passing the buck. 

The 13-year-old victim was abducted by a woman in February and gang-raped by four of her accomplices before being found on March 11. While the city police have managed to arrest just one accused, the remaining four, including the woman, are on the run. A medical report confirmed rape and also found the victim to be 20 days pregnant. Since no one bothered to read out the report to or even inform the parents, who are migrant labourers, about the victim's medical condition, the family claims they had no clue until they saw the deteriorating health of the 13-year-old. 

The matter, according to a city-based NGO-Farishte Group-was not highlighted by the media. "The family approached us only on May 27. After we took the girl to Civil Hospital, senior doctors just made us run around the entire day with the excuse that we did not have documents (medical report). We moved the city court on Tuesday and got an order. When the girl and her parents returned to the hospital on Friday, they had to again face harassment until we went back today (June 3)," said Dr Anju Rawat Negi of Farishte Group. 

According to advocate Kulbhushan Bhardwaj, the duty doctor said the victim was young and had placenta previa (a condition in which the placenta is inserted in the lower uterine segment). She might have to undergo hysterectomy or surgical removal of the uterus in case of excessive bleeding. They offered to refer the case to Safdarjung Hospital. 

However, the advocate added that Dr Sunita Sharma, senior medical officer and also the head of the newly-launched 'One Stop Crisis Centre', "wrote in the referral that the parents wanted to be referred to Safdarjung instead of mentioning the hospital's incompetence". DCP (West) Surender Pal Singh said that they have constituted a special team to arrest the accused. When contacted, Dr Sharma initially denied handling the case. "We do not have the expertise in handling such cases, we do not even operate one in a year," she said. The hospital makes a large number of referrals to private city hospitals, AIIMS and Safdarjung in Delhi. 

Sources at Safdarjung confirmed that the matter had arrived on Monday at 3.30 pm and the patient might undergo a pregnancy termination.

Jun 3, 2013: Pastor rapes teenage girl in Thane

PTI | Jun 3, 2013, 07.06 PM IST
THANE: A 19-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a pastor at his residence on the pretext of marrying her, police said today. 

The accused Bijuman K L (32) also forced the teenager to undergo abortion after she became pregnant and threatened to release her obscene pictures on the social media if she disclosed the matter to anyone, they said, adding the accused is on the run. 

Police sub-inspector S P Barve of Shree Nagar police station said the girl, a resident of Pereira Nagar locality in the city, apparently entered into physical relationship with Bijuman after the latter promised to marry her but went back on his word after she became pregnant. 

"The victim told us that she and Bijuman had been in relationship since September 2012 and the accused used to 'rape' her at his residence near the church after spiking her drink with sedatives", Barve said. 

Police said the girl did not reveal the matter to anyone as the pastor had threatened to kill her and her family members. 

Bijuman has been booked under sections 376 (punishment for rape), 328 ( Causing hurt by means of poison, etc), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on the complaint of the girl, police added.
Link: Pastor rapes teenage girl in Thane

Jun 3, 2013: 17-year-old abducted, gang-raped in Raisen

TNN | Jun 3, 2013, 03.40 AM IST
BHOPAL: A 17-year-old was allegedly abducted and gang-raped by two people of Raisen district. 

On May 22, four persons took the girl to Indore. Of the four, two raped her, police said. 

The victim, resident of Takia Khedi village in the district, came to attend a marriage function at Garhi village, police said. 

The girl, who was taken to Indore, was brought to Bhopal on June 1. From here, she managed to reach home, the police added. 

In her complaint, the victim accused Altmas, Sameer, Rashid and Santosh, residents of the same village, of abduction and Altmas and Sameer of rape, police said. 

Police registered the case on Sunday. No one was arrested till the filing of story. 
Link: 17-year-old abducted, gang-raped in Raisen

Jun 3, 2013: Man kills daughter, wife

TNN | Jun 3, 2013, 07.29 AM IST
MAHBUBNAGAR: The Midjil police on Sunday arrested a person for setting ablaze his four-year-old daughter and wife at Musigondlapally village.

The incident came to light on Sunday after the relatives of the victims complained to the police suspecting the role of M Bandulal. After police interrogation he allegedly confessed to the crime and reveled that he had set ablaze his family members on April 26. The victims were identified as M Rukmini Bai, 30, and Pallavi, 4.

Earlier, Bandulal lodged a complaint with the police that his wife and daughter were missing, said Midjil police sub-inspector Debora. He had thus far been pretending that they had gone missing. On Sunday, he confessed to the crime. The police registered a case of murder against him.
Link: Man kills daughter, wife

Monday, June 3, 2013

Jun 3, 2013: Woman gang-raped, forcibly married off; cops lodge FIR

, TNN | Jun 3, 2013, 07.02 AM IST
GURGAON: A city woman was allegedly gang raped by two men on pretext of getting her a call centre job. Though the incident took place in December, the victim's woes didn't end there. She was later forced to marry the younger brother of one of the rapists, who also raped her and kept in confinement. The husband of the victim and one of the rapists were arrested, while the other is on the run.
The 22-year-old victim, a resident of Laxman Vihar, in her complaint to the police said that she used to live with her mother and two brothers, who are security guards. The family had a single mobile phone used by all. In November last year, she received a call from a person who identified himself as Pradeep. He claimed that he was her brother's friend and offered her a job in a call centre.

Pradeep also told the victim not to tell anyone about the offer or even about the call.

"He then called the victim several times. On December 14, he told the victim that she has to undergo a three-day training programme for a job that has been finalized. He asked her to meet him near Daultabad flyover. There the victim found Pradeep with another man, identified as Neeraj. Both were in an Innova. They took the girl to a room in Nangloi and raped her for three days. They had a country-made pistol with which they threatened the girl," the police said.

As she went missing for three days, her family lodged a missing persons complaint with the police. When the duo got the news about the police complaint, they made of fake school certificate of the girl and forced her to marry Pradeep's younger brother Kedar at the Arya Smaja Mandir.

The victim has alleged that she was threatened to confess in Gurgaon court that I agreed to the marriage on her free will. The accused then took her to their house where Kedar raped her. She was kept in confinement inside the house with Pradeep's mother and maternal uncle keeping a watch.

The victim said she finally managed to escape, informed her mother about her ordeal and filed a police complaint. The police have arrested Kedar and Neeraj and are looking for the others.
An FIR has been registered against Pradeep, Kedar, Neeraj, Pradeep's uncle Dilbagh and mother Munni Devi, said Surrinder Pal Singh, DCP (West).
Link: Woman gang-raped, forcibly married off; cops lodge FIR

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Jun 2, 2013: Man gets 6 years in jail for driving wife to suicide

TNN | Jun 2, 2013, 02.01 AM IST
NAGPUR: Ad hoc judge KL Vyas of fast track court sent a man to jail for six years for abetting his wife's suicide within two-and-a-half years of marriage. While Amol Gavai has been convicted, his parents and rest of the family members were acquitted of the charges.

The Gavais were booked for abetting the suicide of Amol's wife Madhuri and harassing her for dowry.

Amol, along with rest of his family members, was booked under section 306 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for abetting wife's suicide. The Gavais were also slapped with section 498A of IPC for subjecting wife to cruelty. The court has sentenced Amol to four years of rigorous imprisonment along with fine of Rs 3,000 and another six months of jail in default under section 306 IPC. The husband was also slapped with two years of imprisonment and fine of Rs 2,000 and another three months of jail in default holding him guilty under section 498A.

Amol and Madhuri had tied the knot on June 22, 2010. The couple led a happy life for a couple of months before Amol and his family started torturing Madhuri to bring cash from home. The Gavais demanded Rs20,000 for starting a garage for Amol. The torture increased after Madhuri gave birth to a girl as the family wanted a boy. The Gavais also did not take proper care of Madhuri after she suffered an electric shock. The demands for money continued. Hassled by the continued harassment, Madhuri ended life by hanging herself on December 6, 2012.

Additional public prosecutor Prashant Bhandekar said that prosecution examined five witnesses during the trial. "The victim's relative and brother deposed before the court regarding their payments of cash to the Gavais. The court relied upon their version as concrete evidence in the case before holding the deceased's husband responsible," he said.

The court acquitted Amol's parents_ Ambadas and Suman_ apart from younger brother Kamlesh and sisters Nalu and Anju.