The Rape Report: Sudden Spurt in Number of Cases
Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh

A 35-year-old married woman was allegedly gangraped by five of her neighbours here, police said today.

The incident took place yesterday at Satha locality when the woman, mother of five children, was going to the market to buy milk, Circle Officer Police Vaibhav Krishna said.

While on her way, the woman's neighbour Imran invited her to his home where four of his friends were present.

She was raped by the five men at knife point, stated the police complaint lodged by the woman's husband Jamshed.

Imran has been arrested but the four others are absconding, Krishna said.

Krishnagar, West Bengal

A youth was arrested today for allegedly raping his student, a girl of class VIII, at Khosalpur under Dhantala police station in Nadia district, police said.

The parents of the victim lodged a complaint against the youth, a college student and private tutor of the girl, that he raped her last night.

The girl along with her family members and the youth, who live in the same locality, had gone to a wedding ceremony in the neighbourhood, sources said.

The youth took her to his home from the ceremony and raped her.

Later, the girl told her parents about the incident and they complained to police following which the youth was arrested, the sources said.

Jhargram, West Bengal

A youth was arrested on charges of raping a woman with a false promise to marry her and circulating her obscene photos via mobile phone in West Midnapore district.

The youth, a resident of Kui village under Binpur police station, was arrested from Kalyani in Nadia district yesterday, where he was undergoing a training as a member of the National Volunteer Force, police said today.

The youth and the woman belonged to the same village and had been students of Jhargram Raj College.

The woman lodged an FIR at the Binpur police station yesterday that the youth had raped her with a 'false' promise to marry her.

Besides, he also taken obscene pictures of her by his cellphone and circulated them, she said in the FIR.

Jhargram ACJM Priyajeet Chatterjee remanded the youth in five days' police custody today.

His counsel said the two had an affair for two years and denied that he had taken any obscene pictures of her.

The youth was charged under IPC sections 376 (rape), 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation), and various sections of the Information Technology Act.

Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

A youth has been arrested for allegedly harassing a girl for the past four years on the internet.

Vishal Sharma, hailing from Benaras and currently pursuing B.Tech in a college at Meerut, was harassing the girl from Thane. His four friends were also involved in the case, district police spokesperson said today.

After the girl's family registered a complaint, Maharasthra Police took the call records of the victim and through mobile surveillance they got to know the youth's location, said police.

A team of Maharashtra police yesterday visited the college and took the youth into custody for questioning. Four others are reportedly absconding and a search is on to nab them.

In another case, a nursery student was allegedly molested in a private school in Rashid Nagar area here by the principal's son, police said.

The 5-year-old girl had gone to the school washroom where Naushad (20) molested her yesterday, SP (City) Om Prakash Singh said.

He allegedly threatened the child with her life if she disclosed the incident to anyone. Later, she confided in her mother.

Her irate family members and locals indulged in vandalism at the school today.

They were only pacified after police assurance of strict action against the accused, who was later arrested, Singh said.

Thane, Maharashtra

A two-and-half-year-old girl has allegedly been raped by a teenager here, police said today.

The accused (13) has been detained, they said.

The incident happened last evening when the boy, working at a roadside eatery in Amerbath township of Thane, lured the girl on some pretext and took her to an isolated place where he allegedly raped her, Ambernath police station sub-inspector Manisha Mane said.

Both the accused and victim live at the Datta Nagar slum colony of Chikloli locality in Ambernath.

The girl returned home crying and told her mother about the assault after which she lodged a complaint with police.

An offence under section 376 (rape) of the IPC has been registered against the accused, police said, adding he has been sent for a medical examination to JJ hospital in Mumbai.

The victim has also been sent for medical examination, police said, adding further investigation is on.

Mumbai, Maharashtra

A 23-year-old woman was allegedly gang raped by four persons at knife point at her lover's residence here in the wee hours today, police said.

The woman was gang raped and her lover, a taxi driver who is married, assaulted at the latter's residence in suburban Vile Parle. The four accused - Rajesh Verma, Mahesh Kevat, Krishna Kevat and Ramchandra Humbe - were arrested on a complaint lodged by the man, they said.

The accused and the taxi driver are residents of Kabirnagar area in suburban Andheri.

The man, whose wife and children had gone to their native place, brought his girlfriend home at 11.45 last night. They were spotted by the accused, who were roaming in the area, an officer at Vile Parle police station said.

At about 2 AM, the four barged into the house and threatened the victim and the taxi driver with a knife, police said.

Following preliminary probe, the four were arrested and booked for rape, molestation and assault. They were produced before a local court, which remanded them in police custody till March 20.

Delhi

A middle-aged Delhi government employee was arrested here on charges of raping an Indian woman who is settled in Australia, police said today.

The arrested have been identified as Narendra Sharma (40), who is employed with transport department of Delhi government.

The victim alleged the accused had sexual relationship with her but refused to marry her.

The woman, who is now married and staying with her husband in Australia, claimed Sharma is her husband's friend.

The victim, who filed the complaint on March 9, also alleged that she was beaten up by Sharma who also threatened her with dire consequences.

Bikaner, Rajasthan

A minor girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Sudsar village here, police said today.

According to a complaint lodged by the victim's family members this morning, the 14-year-old was repeatedly raped by Malaram Jat for the past several months, they said.

The accused's wife Gomati also helped him in the act.

A hunt has been launched to nab the absconding couple while the further probes are on, police added.

In another case, a 14-year old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Sudsar village here, police said.

The victim's family today lodged a complaint against Malaram Jat accusing him of raping the girl for several months.

They have alleged that the accused's wife Gomati also helped him in the crime, police said.

A medical examination of the minor has been conducted and her statements have been recorded, they said.
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