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Oct 9, 2015,
The Home Minister of Karnataka said that he does not consider a rape as ‘gang-rape’ unless more than two people are involved. Mr. Kelachandra Joseph George made this remarks while replying to a media question about the sexual assault on a woman by two men in a tempo taxi in his state.
“How is it a gang-rape if two people rape? Shouldn’t there be at least three or four people for it to be called gang rape?,” the Karnataka Home Minister said in his reply.
The minister said that at least three to four people are required to be involved for it to be called a gang-rape.
Pune, 10 Oct 2015,
53 year old Chavan who worked as a watchman, beheaded his wife Sonabai with an axe and paraded her head on the streets of Pune. Chavan suspected his wife of having an affair with their son-in-law. Passersby informed the police who have arrested and interrogated him.
Thane, 24 Sept 2015,
A 12-year-old girl who got pregnant after being raped by her stepfather, had a baby boy at JJ Hospital. The girl’s pregnancy and the father’s abuse was discovered only when she was more than seven months pregnant. The step father was arrested in July, and later died due to some disease, police said. The newborn will be put in the care of an orphanage for which the girl’s family members have given consent.
Faridabad, 30 Sept 2015,
In a dowry case, a woman has filed a complaint of physical, mental and sexual against her in-laws. Married in 2008, she says her father-in-law and mother-in-law had been harassing and torturing her physically and mentally for dowry. Her father-in-law had also been sexually abusing her. The cases of sexual abuse of women by their in-laws for dowry are far more frequent than reported.
Vishakhapatnam 26 Sept 2015,
Neighbors say 25-yr-old Mangathalli committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan because she was abused for dowry by her husband every day. She married P. Sattibabu two years ago after his first wife had divorced him. Often dowry murders are staged as suicides. The police is waiting for the post mortem report.
Srinagar, 28 Sept 2015,
A 34-year-old, mother of two, set herself ablaze after prolonged domestic violence for dowry by her in-laws. After the neighbors found the woman in a critical condition, they took her to the hospital where she died. She had received 90 per cent burn injuries. “They used to harass her every day for dowry. On Friday afternoon, she called us and told us to visit her as her in-laws, including her husband, threatened to kill her. But by the time we reached there, the incident had taken place,” said a relative of the victim. Such incidents of dowry related murders or suicides, earlier unheard of in the state of Kashmir, are becoming more frequent now. There have been about 300 cases of dowry related violence reported in 2014. There have been three dowry related deaths since May this year.