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@timesofindia : You Call A #Stalker Who Kills a #Girl, “a Spurned Lover?”

July 29, 2013

On 28th July, 2013, Nikita Dutta, a 17-year-old student was gunned down and killed outside her home by Tapan Das, a man who had been stalking and sexually harassing her for months.  The Times of India, which is not only the largest circulating English newspaper in India, but also “the largest selling English newspaper in the world” reported it as shown in the clipping below.

We think it is highly objectionable the report refers to this stalker as a “spurned lover!” The reports further refers to the stalking as wooing!!  It reads “the youth had been trying to woo her for a long time. But everytime he proposed to her, she turned him down.  This probably upset Tapas…”   With millions of people reading it, The Times of India must be extremely careful of how they refer to and report crimes against women!! 

Tweet this page to The Times of India at @timesofindia and tell them what you think!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Padmanabhan Jaikumar permalink
    July 29, 2013 6:34 pm

    In India Girls are most unsafe than any where in world.Though he biggest democracy in the world and extensive law are made but in practical these are in law books no where on ground and root cause poor administration,corrupt police,criminal politician ,greedy parents ,poor policing,and weak government last but not the least is justice delivery system

  2. July 30, 2013 11:33 pm

    It’s not right to call him a spurned lover. This jerk is definitely a pervert who refused to accept the poor child’s refusal. Most men like this case seem to take for granted that any woman that fancies their lustful eyes should come running into their arms. The laws are not strict and yes I do agree that Indian women are not safe in India.

  3. druidwinter permalink
    August 2, 2013 10:41 pm

    Reblogged this on winterdominatrix and commented:
    Women deserve more than this,
    One of the 6 men accused of raping the woman on the bus before inserting a pole into her vagina until it impaled her-reaching her lungs, said, ‘We demand access to younger, prettier prostitutes that we can afford.’

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