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29 Aug 2015, West Bengal
Two women, aged 18 and 20 years, were gang-raped by a five men who later dumped them bleeding and half-nude on a road in Baduria, North 24-Parganas, at night. The girls were invited to a house in Kathia by the boyfriend of one of them. One of the victims in her statement said “We were shocked when his friends started passing lewd comments at us and he was egging them on. We tried to flee, but they pounced on us and raped me and my friend through the night.”
August 30, 2015, Hyderabad
A 16 year old mentally-disabled minor girl was abducted, confined to a room and gang raped by two auto drivers at LB Nagar. On August 26, the victim was thought missing as she did not return home and the family members lodged a complaint suspecting their neighbour Shiva, an auto driver. The girl was rescued at Bonguluru on Thursday by some locals who found her in a deserted place and took her to her family.
25 Aug, 2015, UP
22-year-old Shikha Yadav who was pregnant was beaten to death for dowry by her husband Rampravesh and four others. They had demanded a dowry of Rs. 50,000 and a bike from her family. The accused were caught by the villagers when they were trying to hang her body to make it look like suicide.
30 August, 2015
A seven month pregnant woman Rajnati Meena was murdered by her in-laws for dowry. Her parents say that the in-laws had pushed her into a well and drowned her and then told them that she slipped into it. They say Rajnati’s husband and his parents, used to beat her up and had attempted to kill her once three years ago.
33 year old Kanu has given birth to 15 children, 14 girls and 1 boy. But her husband, Ramsinh Sangod, a farmer, refuses to stop, for he wants another son.
His wife wants him to let her to undergo hysterectomy.“I told my husband that we must consider it the God’s will to give us one son. We must now put an end to this quest for another son. I wish to undergo hysterectomy as I know my body is weak and I cannot afford to have another pregnancy,” Kanu said.
But Ramsinh insists that after the birth of another girl it is even more important to give it “one last try”.
3 August 2015, Hissar
15 year old school girl was strangled to death and quickly cremated by her parents, who were upset that she was in love with a boy.
25 August, 2015, Orissa
25-year-old Sapna Nayak burned to death by her husband for dowry in Odisha’s Ganjam district today. She suffered 90% burns.