All things Indian, Updated
The Daily Mail. Foreword by Spivey
*UPDATE: Unfortunately, ‘All things Indian 3’ was lost when the hatchet job on this site took place. You can now find ‘All things Indian 2’ on this page. I have also added two new articles. Something is a foot I tell thee, and its not 12 inches.
Maybe I’m just naturally suspicious by nature, but just what the fuck is this journalistic trend for sensationalising anything to do with India all about? First we had the Jacintha Salander hanging story, which having apparently now served its purpose, has disappeared.
Then we had the Gang rape on the bus (http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2012/12/23/indian-gang-rape-victim-recounts-ordeal ). Terrible as that was, gang rapes take place over here without a murmur from the press. Now another one has taken place in India, and once again it is big news.
The press are governed by strict rules and I know for a fact that they were broken by the MSM in the case of Jacintha Salander. The following is from an article that I wrote about the Nurse:
Media affects suicidal behaviour
Research has shown that young people often get their information on suicide from the media, and high profile cases of suicide can sometimes lead to copycat effects.
The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has guidelines on reporting to make sure reporting is not sensationalist.
We have published media guidelines, encouraging media outlets not to publish details about suicide methods.
I would have thought, that the same rules would apply to the likes of Gang-rape. In fact, with this 2nd gang-rape coming so soon after the first, you could make a very good argument that this 2nd gang-rape took place after the idea was planted in the heads of those taking part by the reporting of the 1st.
So, could it be that the MSM are trying to incite a gang-rape over here? We know that the MSM is effective in what it does and I could think of quite a few good reasons for why the government would benefit from such an act.
On the other hand, are the government trying to provoke India. Once again, I could think of a few good reasons for doing so.
Or am I just being a prick? Only time will tell.
Gang-raped, murdered and dumped half-naked: India rocked by the death of a another young woman as father claims blundering police told him she had eloped
Four policemen have been suspended and a fifth transferred over the handling of a suspected new rape and murder case close to the Indian capital Delhi.
The father of the alleged victim, a 21-year-old factory worker, said she was gang-raped and killed before being dumped semi-naked in the street.
But he claimed in an interview with the BBC that police had failed to file a report until the family complained.
The latest attack comes at a time when India is under huge pressure to inflict the harshest punishments on men who attack women in the wake of the gang-rape of a medical student on a bus in Delhi.
The victim, 23, succumbed to her injuries nearly two weeks after the assault.
Her death caused uproar in India with mass demonstrations for women’s rights and calls for the six suspects in the case to be hanged.
As Miss Pandey’s alleged attackers appeared in court, news emerged of the new murder, which took place in Noida, Sector 63.
The woman’s body was found on Saturday after she disappeared on Friday night. Two men have been arrested and a third suspect is reported to have fled.
It was on Friday that the victim left her home at 8.30 am for a 12-hour factory job in Sector 63.
The girl had been working in a garment export company as a seamstress for the last two-and-a-half months.
When the girl did not reach home by 10pm, her family become concerned and told contacted the police where an officer suggested she might have eloped with her boyfriend.
After police did not show any interest in locating the missing woman, the distraught family contacted the factory whose workers told them they saw her leave at 9pm.
The victim’s mother alleges it was was only after the neighbours heard of the missing woman and started to protest that the police took an interest.
According to The Times of India policeman arrested Naresh Yadav, who worked in the same garment factory as the woman, and Kailash Yadav.
A third suspect, Uday Yadav, is on the run. The woman had complained to her family about being harassed by Uday.
‘The two accused – Naresh and Kailash – had hatched the plan to kill her,’ said Senior Superintendent of Police Praveen Kumar.
‘Naresh brought the girl to a spot where Kailash was already waiting. They smothered the victim to death, and after dumping the body, made off from the scene,’ Kumar added.
According to Noida police, the location of the third accused has been traced to a place near Garhmukteshwar. Five police teams have been dispatched to nab him.
The girl’s father also alleged that the police moved the body of the girl without conducting the post-mortem.
‘The body was lifted without conducting the post-mortem. Her brother identified her, even then the police didn’t conduct the post-mortem,’ he said.
Three of the policemen were suspended for ‘passing derogatory comments’ and not filing a report immediately after taking the call and starting an investigation.
A further two have been suspended for ‘not patrolling the area where the crime was committed,’ a senior official said.
Shocked over the incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced a compensation of Rs 15 lakh and a job to the victim’s family.
Five men accused of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student in Delhi that shocked the world arrived at court today under tight security.
The woman died in a Singapore hospital – 13 days after she was brutally raped in New Delhi as she made her way home from the cinema.
The men accused of her abduction, gang rape and murder were transferred together to Saket district court in New Delhi in police vans under armed guard.
Alleged rape victim, 15, could be flogged in the Maldives for having sex with another man
A teenage girl who says she was repeatedly raped by her step-father and that he killed her baby could be flogged for having sex with another man.
Police in the Maldives say they found evidence of consensual’fornication’ while they investigated the rape accusations.
Now the the 15-year-old victim faces a punishment of flogging under the country’s strict Islamic law, according to AFP.
Her step-father is accused of repeatedly raping her and then murdering a baby he fathered and her mother has been charged with helping dispose of the body.
Despite this, the child is being investigated for having consensual extra-marrital sex, which is a crime in the tropical island destination.
If convicted she could be publically flogged when she reaches the age of 18.
Maldivian police spokesman Hassan Haneef told AFP: ‘We completed the investigation (into the murder of the infant) and gave a report to the prosecutor general’s office’.
- Gang-raped, murdered and dumped half-naked: India rocked by the death of a another young woman as father claims blundering police told him she had eloped
- Judge bars Delhi gang rape defendants from chaotic courtroom after 150 people cram into space meant for 30
- Jimmy Savile ‘preyed on patients at hospice for the terminal ill’
However, he would not give details as the case involves a minor.
The fornication charge is not related to the rape, according to the local Haveeru newspaper.
The islands are more commonly known throughout the world for its idyllic beaches and luxury holiday resorts.
In 2011, the United Nations urged the Maldives to stop flogging women who had sex outside of marriage.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said: ‘This practice constitutes one of the most inhumane and degrading forms of violence against women,
and should have no place in the legal framework of a democratic country.’
Last year a 16-year-old girl was sentenced to 100 lashes after she confessed to having consensual sex with a 29-year-old man after her family pressed charges.
The man was found guilty of having sex with a minor and sentenced to ten years in jail.
The girl will be flogged when she reaches 18.
The Daily Mail/ NY Daily Times
Following hot on the heels of the articles that I posted on here last week under the banner of ‘All things Indian’ comes another reported case of gang rape, again from India. I’m not going to repeat what I said in my comment on that first group of articles, if you haven’t read it, then you will have to in order to know what I’m talking about. All I will say is that this first article backs up what I say in that comment. As for the second article on this page; that’s for you to decide. The story was however also published in the Daily Mail… Strange.
Six men in India arrested after ANOTHER brutal gang rape of a woman bus passenger
- Attack comes just weeks after the brutal gang rape and murder of a student on a bus travelling through New Delhi
- Latest victim was abducted Friday night and driven to a secluded spot where seven men took turns to rape her, police said
- She was dumped near her in-laws village the next morning, where she reported the crime to police
- Local reports claim accused have already confessed to the crime in preliminary interrogations – a seventh suspect remains at large
Six men have been arrested over the rape of a woman on a coach in northern India in an attack which has disturbing echoes of the gang-rape and murder of a student on a New Delhi bus just weeks ago.
The victim was travelling to her in-laws’ home in Punjab on Friday when she was allegedly snatched and driven to a district bordering Amritsar, the Sikh holy city.
Five men joined the driver and conductor, who had taken her by motorbike to an unknown address, and took turns to rape the 29-year-old.
They dumped her near her in-laws’ village the next morning where she told relatives of her ordeal, police said.
‘Six men have been arrested on allegations of having raped a 29-year-old woman… after forcibly taking her to an unknown location on the night of January 11,’ local police officer Raj Jeet Singh said.
A seventh suspect is still on the run from the police, he added.
‘The lady, after being kidnapped, was raped brutally throughout the night by the seven accused,’ he said.
‘After raping the victim throughout the night, one of the accused dropped her near her in-laws’ house the next morning where she narrated the whole incident to her two sisters-in-law.’
The extent of the victims injuries had yet to be established, but an initial examination confirmed she had been raped, the Deccan Chronicle reported.
Local news services are reporting that the suspects have confessed during preliminary interrogations.
This Google Map shows the location of Amritsar, northern India, near where the woman was snatched
The attack is disturbingly similar to the December 16 gang-rape and murder of a 21-year-old student in Delhi, where five men are on trial in a case that has fuelled anger across India over the treatment of women.
Partap Singh Bajwa, a local Congress Party politician, blamed the police for not enforcing stringent checks on buses operating in the state.
‘It all happened due to laxity of police as they never bother to check out the buses moving on national highways during night time,’ Bajwa told AFP.
Protesters across India have called for the police to be more vigilant and sensitive to the growing incidence of sexual assault against women, after details emerged of the New Delhi attack.
Police and prosecutors have outlined how the alleged rapists picked up the woman and her male companion in a school bus which they had taken for a joyride after drinking heavily.
The bus would have had to cross numerous police checkpoints at that time of night but at no stage was the vehicle pulled over by officers.
After getting into an argument with the woman’s male companion, the group allegedly beat him up and raped the victim in the back of the bus while driving around Delhi for some 45 minutes.
They also sexually assaulted her with a rusted metal bar, leaving her with severe internal injuries, before hurling her from the vehicle.
She died in a Singapore hospital 13 days after the attack.
Girl, 15, with low IQ gang-raped under desk during class in Elmont: suit
Group of juvenile delinquents allegedly forced mentally challenged student to perform oral sex on them in science class at the Martin De Porres Academy in Nassau County, the victim’s mother claims in lawsuit filed Friday.
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Lawsuit claims a 15-year-old mentally challenged girl was gang-raped by juvenile delinquents during science glass at Martin De Porres Academy in Elmont.
‘We can’t get a fair trial in Delhi,’ claims defendant in gang rape case as ‘fast track’ trial begins… and is immediately adjourned
- Five defendants appear in court and say they will deny charges
- All are accused of raping and murdering student, 23, on bus
- Victim later denied in Singapore hospital from horrific wounds
- Case will continue tomorrow with petition from defendant
India’s Supreme Court will hear a petition on Tuesday by one of the five men charged with the gang rape and murder of a student in a bus to shift the case out of the capital on grounds that the atmosphere was too surcharged to ensure a fair trial.
Last month’s assault on the 23-year-old woman on a New Delhi bus triggered an outpouring of anger and grief and calls for swift punishment for the five men and a juvenile who will be tried separately.
One of the accused, Mukesh Singh, approached the Supreme Court urging the trial be held anywhere but New Delhi, saying both the police and the judiciary were under intense public pressure on the case and that a fair trial was not possible.
A bench headed by the Chief Justice Altamas Kabir will hear the petition on Tuesday, Singh’s lawyer, Manohar Lal Sharma, said on Monday.
The petition came as a fast-track court took up the case against the five men who face the death penalty if convicted of the assault on the woman, who was on her way home from a movie, accompanied by a male friend.
The two were lured into the bus and beaten. The woman was so badly assaulted that she died in a Singapore hospital two weeks later.
The five men, who were produced in court on Monday, will plead not guilty, according to their lawyers. Two defence lawyers said their clients had been tortured in custody to give confessions. Police have declined to comment on the allegations.
A.P. Singh, a lawyer for Vinay Sharma, one of the accused, said that he had moved an application in the court, asking for a bone test for his client, claiming he was a juvenile and that he should be tried separately.
Sharma’s age according to the police charge-sheet has been given as 20. Under Indian rape laws, anyone below the age of 18 has to be tried by a court dealing with juveniles and if convicted has to be sent to a correctional home rather than prison. The jail sentence is also a maximum of three years.
Police are already trying to reconfirm the age of an alleged sixth member of the group who has given his age as 17.
The attack has so incensed ordinary Indians that some have demanded that anyone above the age of 16 should be treated as an adult.
Another defence lawyer, V.K. Anand, said he had moved an application urging the court to make its hearings open to the media. Under Indian laws, a rape trial is usually held in camera to protect the identity of the victim.
The case was adjourned until Thursday, when the court will hear arguments over the charges that the police have brought against the five men, all friends who allegedly went on a joy ride on Dec. 16, looking for women.
Once the court has heard the arguments, it will frame the charges against the men and at that point it will ask if they plead guilty. If not, the trial will proceed.
Girl, 15, dies after family of boy who ‘raped her’ set her on FIRE to stop her going to police
- The girl, from Jigna village in northeast India, was attacked on January 6
- She was rushed to hospital with 80 per cent burns but died on Sunday
- Police charge Gyan Singh and his parents with murder. Facing death penalty
- It is claimed they were afraid she might alert police about the assault
India’s rape crisis grew yet deeper today when it emerged a schoolgirl died two weeks after a boy who tried to rape her set her on fire – with the help of his parents.
The 15-year-old, from Jigna village in northeast India, was rushed to hospital after the January 6 attack with horrific burns to 80 per cent of her body.
Despite doctors battling for two weeks to keep her alive, she died of her injuries on Sunday.
Police have charged Gyan Singh and his parents with murder following her death and say all three face the death penalty if found guilty.
It is claimed the three doused her in petrol and lit a match because they were afraid she might lodge a complaint against Singh who had tried to sexually assault her the previous day.
‘With the girl’s death we have enough evidence to press for death penalty for Singh and his parents who had been arrested immediately after she was admitted to hospital,’ Senior Superintendent of Police of Allahabad Mohit Agrawl said.
It is the latest in a chain of high-profile rapes in recent months that have shaken India to its core, triggering nationwide self-reflection and soul searching.
The first, on December 16 last year, saw a 23-year-old medical student gang raped on a private bus by five men in New Delhi before she was thrown, fatally injured and unclothed, into the road and left to die.
Thirteen days later she died in hospital. The men alleged to have attacked her are awaiting trial for her rape and murder.
There has been a groundswell protest in India ever since, with mass demonstrations for women’s rights, tougher rape laws and calls for sex attackers to be hanged.
Meanwhile last week, a fast-track court set up exclusively to deal with cases of crime against women has imposed the death penalty on a 56-year-old man for raping and murdering a minor.
The act was termed ‘heinous’ and included in the category of rarest of the rare.
Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat, who heads the recently-created fast-track court at Dwarka court complex, awarded capital punishment to Bharat Singh, a guard at a farmhouse in West Delhi.
RAPE IN INDIA: A NATION IN SHOCK
Rape is the one of the most common crimes against Indian women.
So common, in fact, that there is a euphemism coined for the public sexual molestation of women.
In reference to the biblical ‘Eve’, ‘Eve teasing’ implies that women are responsible for the behaviour of their attackers.
Rape victims rarely press charges because of social stigma and fear they will be accused of inviting the attack.
Many women say they structure their lives around protecting themselves and their daughters from attack.
New Delhi is the rape capital of India with a rape reported on average every 18 hours.
Government data show the number of reported rape cases in the country rose by nearly 17 percent between 2007 and 2011.
As well as the death sentence, the court imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on Singh under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
On January 15, hundreds of people surrounded a school in the city of Vasco da Gama in Goa to protest after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped in the toilets next door to the headmistress’s office.
A day earlier, six men were arrested after another alleged gang rape of a woman on a bus in New Delhi.
The victim had been travelling to her in-laws house in Punjab on Friday when she was allegedly snatched and to a district bordering Amritsar, the Sikh holy city.
Five men joined the driver and conductor, who had taken her by motorbike to an unknown address, and took turns to rape the 29-year-old.
But these are just a handful of cases that have reached public attention in recent months.
In ‘rape capital’ New Delhi, police data revealed as many as 706 cases of rape – almost two per day – were registered in 2012, which is around 24 per cent more than the 572 cases reported in 2011.
Even worse, the city witnessed 45 rapes (three in a day) and 75 cases of molestation (five in a day on an average) in 15 days after the December 16 gang rape of the 23-year-old paramedic in a moving bus in South Delhi.