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Hyderabad Encounter: Has India Become A Khap Panchayat Of Bloodthirsty Citizens?

In a country where 90 rapes are reported every day and extrajudicial killings rarely shock people, the gunning down of the Hyderabad rape suspects only hints at a sloppy judicial system

Hyderabad Encounter: Has India Become A Khap Panchayat Of Bloodthirsty Citizens?
Photo-Illustration: Deepak Sharma & Saji C.S.
Hyderabad Encounter: Has India Become A Khap Panchayat Of Bloodthirsty Citizens?
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2019-12-13T11:05:53+05:30

90 Rapes A Day

  • 32,559 Total number of rape cases under IPC (figure excludes cases where rape victim was murdered)
  • 223 Total number of rape cases where the victim was murdered
  • 4,154 Total number of attempt to rape cases under IPC
  • 86,001 Total cases of assault on women with ‘intent to outrage modesty’

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The Supreme Court acquitted a rape convict in March this year, ruling that the charge against him was fabricated. Ganga Prasad Mahto had been sentenced to seven years of rigorous imprisonment by a local court in Bihar’s Samastipur district in 1998, and the Patna High Court had upheld the verdict in January 2014. On December 15, 1997, a woman in Samastipur had accused Mahto of barging into her house the previous night and raping her at gunpoint.

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