Rape, Harassment Cases From Across India

With the country still grappling with the grave situation of women's security in the country, rising cases of rape and sexual harassment only seem to add fuel to fire.

 Maharajganj in Uttar Pradesh

Two minor girls were allegedly raped by three youth in Parsamalik area here in the district, police said today.

The girls, aged 13 and 14 years respectively, of Dughara village had gone to attend nature's call when the trio raped them yesterday, they said.

Later, two of the accused, identified as Safiullah and Sukkho were arrested on the complaint of the victims.

A hunt has been launched to nab the third accused, identified as Santosh, while the further probes are on, police added.

Rourkela in Odisha

A minor girl of Odisha's Sundergarh district was allegedly raped by a neighbour, who was arrested today, police said.

The 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped at Karamdihi village on January 22 when the youth, who was a neighbour, forcibly took her away from her home when she was alone and raped her, the police said.

The youth fled from the village after the incident.

The victim's family lodged an FIR with the police yesterday and the youth was arrested today.

He was produced before the court, which rejected his bail petition and sent him to jail.

Faridabad, Rewari in Haryana

A girl studying in class XII was allegedly raped and murdered by a youth here on the outskirts of Delhi, sparking protests in the area, police said today.

The incident took place last night when the accused Sonu abducted the girl as she was going for tuition classes and raped her in a guest house, they said.

When she did not returned home by late evening, her worried family members stepped out to trace her.

They were shocked when the police recovered her body bearing multiple stab wounds and with her throat slit.

As the news spread in the morning, angry residents of the area protested against the heinous crime, demonstrated in front of the police station and blocked the roads.

They also stormed the house of the accused and pelted stones besides setting a motorcycle on fire.

In view of tension in the area, additional police force was deployed to maintain law and order.

The accused was arrested today after a case of murder against him was registered, SHO Anil Kumar said.

Kumar said it appeared to be a case of one-sided love affair. Meanwhile, the body of the girl has been sent for post-mortem.

In another incident, an elderly man was arrested today for allegedly raping his brother's wife at Kanwali village in the district, police said today.

The accused Sajjan Singh(62) raped his younger brother's wife last evening when other members of the house had gone to attend a family function, they said.

A case has been registered against Singh on the basis of a complaint lodged by the victim against him.

R.S. Pura Border Area in Jammu

A minor girl was allegedly raped by her father while in another incident a teenaged girl was kidnapped and raped by a youth on the outskirts of the city, police said today.

The three-year-old girl was raped by her father Sunil Kumar last evening in R S Pura border area of the city, they said.

Later, the victim informed the matter to her mother, who lodged a case against Kumar, police said, adding that the girl was admitted to Gandhi Nagar hospital in a serious condition.

In a separate incident, a teenaged girl was abducted and raped by Parvez in Gharota area yesterday, police said.

The victim was later recovered from the bus stand area of Gharota.

A manhunt has been launched to apprehend the absconding accused, they said.

Further probes are on in both the cases, police added.

Aurangabad in Maharashtra

A 22-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by eight men in Baijipura locality here in the wee hours today, police said.

According to police, the gang forcibly took the victim with them when she was home late last night. She was taken to a nearby secluded place and raped.

Hearing the girl's screams, people residing nearby came to the spot and caught hold of Ram Bodkhe and Pratik Chinchole. The remaining accused managed to escape. The duo were beaten up and later handed over to police.

Police said Bodkhe was allegedly involved in another rape case earlier.

A case has been registered and search is on to nab the other accused, they added.

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