tiptrot.com
tiptrot.com December 11, 2017


In India Authorities allow abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

17 May 2017, 11:22 | Deanna Wagner

In India Authorities allow abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

In India Authorities allow abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

The girl's pregnancy was detected after the mother, who works as a domestic help, was alerted by one of her employers about the girl's swollen stomach.

Almost 40,000 rape cases are reported every year in India, but the real number is thought to be much higher, with victims wary of how their complaints will be dealt with or the social stigma attached to sex crimes. New Delhi alone registered 2199 rape cases in 2015, an average of six a day.

The two crimes are reminiscent of the 2012 fatal gang rape of a woman in New Delhi that spurred widespread protests.

The problem, Sangwan said, is that there are few cases that actually make it to trial and conviction.

But those numbers are still considered only a fraction of the actual rape cases across the socially conservative country. The victim had been brutally raped and body bore several injury marks. "I want him to be released and my daughter's child to be aborted", the mother said.

"The question of women's safety is not a priority for the police", Sangwan said.


A minor girl from Rohtak has written to the police alleging rape and blackmail by two persons at gunpoint.

Just a few days later, a 22-year-old woman from Sikkim was allegedly raped by three men in a moving auto in Gurgaon and thrown out on a road in Delhi.

The child has said she was repeatedly raped by her stepfather, who has since been arrested. Police are searching for suspects.

"Now it is for the courts to decide", Nain told AFP.

Rohtak hit the headlines last week when a 23-year-old was abducted, raped and killed by her ex-boyfriend. That case had wended its way through India's backlogged court system for years since the three men raped and murdered the computer software professional in 2009.



Other News

Trending Now

Mom killed after shoving daughter out of harm's way on Mother's Day
The auto barreled backward, hitting 53-year-old Diane Aluska as she pushed her daughter out of the way, saving Jenna's life. Diana Aluska, 55, and her 16-year-old daughter were hit on South Wellwood Avenue around 9:10 a.m., police said.

Fatah leads local polls in West Bank cities
The overall turnout figures were similar to the previous local elections in 2012, also boycotted by the Islamist Hamas movement. A man looks for his name on a voter's list at a polling station in the West Bank city of Nablus, Saturday, May 13, 2017.

North Korea sends rare letter of protest over new U.S. sanctions
North Korea has launched a projectile believed to be a ballistic missile, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Saturday. The Republican, during his presidential campaign a year ago , had said that he would be willing to meet Kim Jong-un.

16-foot python wrangled on camera in Florida Everglades
While Florida is well, Florida, the invasion of Burmese pythons in the Everglades National Park is a huge problem. Crum said he believed the snake was pregnant and perhaps otherwise injured when he walked up on it.

Victory in state vote shows Merkel on course to retain power
Christian Leye, the Left Party's top candidate in the state, noted that "the Schulz train derailed in North Rhine-Westphalia". In the past, the balance of political forces in North Rhine - Westphalia has become a model for the Central government.

John Wall three-pointer sees Washington Wizards take Boston Celtics the distance
The Wizards haven't been out of the second round since 1979, when the then-Bullets beat the Spurs to advance to the NBA Finals. In a series filled with blow-outs, flagrant fouls, and missing teeth, Game 7 looks to be the climax of this series .

Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity
In 1934, when Donald hit its apex as a name for American boys, 30,406 babies were named Donald. The most popular baby names for 2016 are pretty familiar: Noah for boys and Emma for girls.

Pence vows 'overwhelming' response to North Korea
Americans "always have to be concerned" about the prospect of a thermonuclear war with North Korea, Donald Trump has said. The test was unsuccessful, with the device blowing up "almost immediately", according to USA military officials.

Caffeine overdose kills teen after too much soda, coffee, energy drink
But Davis had consumed all three drinks during a two-hour time frame. "I'm telling my friends and family don't drink them". The Richland County Coroner said a Spring Hill High School student died as a result of ingesting large amounts of caffeine.

Misbah out on 2, in his last innings of Test career
He broke a 43-run opening partnership when Kieran Powell's miscued heave was well caught by Azhar Ali running in off the boundary. After a brief spurt, West Indies reverted to the rate of scoring we've come to expect over the last couple of days.