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Pallavi case: Rape attempt charge also against watchman

HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, December 28, 2012
First Published: 00:36 IST(28/12/2012) | Last Updated: 00:38 IST(28/12/2012)

More than four months after the murder of city-based lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha, allegedly by the watchman of her building, the prosecution on Thursday slapped attempt to rape charge on him.

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Sajjad Mughal, 22, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, allegedly killed Purkayastha, 25, daughter of an IAS officer, on August 9 after she fought back when he tried to rape her. Mughal was earlier charged with trespassing and murder.

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Keenan, 24, and Reuben, 29, were stabbed near a betel shop in Andheri on October 20, 2011, while trying to protect their female friends from a group of men harassing them.

HC upholds life term to 5 for gangrape
Ahmedabad: The Gujarat HC on Thursday upheld the life imprisonment awarded by a sessions court to five persons who had gangraped a 24-year-old woman at a city hotel, where her boyfriend had lured her, after a New Year party in 2003.

The woman had committed suicide on January 7, 2004, a week after her boyfriend, Sajal Jain — son of a Delhi-based businessman — and his friends had raped her.


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