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Attacks on women continue unabated across India

Agencies  New Delhi, December 31, 2012
First Published: 10:54 IST(31/12/2012) | Last Updated: 16:09 IST(31/12/2012)

Indians are protesting the brutal gangrape of the 23-year-old girl and demanding strict anti-rape laws, but these protests have failed to deter the rapists, as more crimes against women come to light across the country.

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Uttar Pradesh: Two women were seriously injured when a youth threw acid on them in Muzaffarnagar on Monday. The accused, Pawan Kumar, and the victim Usha, who is married, were involved in a relationship. However, Pawan was planning to get married to another girl which had upset Usha.

Bengal: A 45-year-old woman was murdered Saturday after being allegedly raped in  Barasat, 20 km from Kolkata, and her husband was assaulted and is critical after the rapists forced him to drink acid. After raping the woman, the rapists bludgeoned her to death.

Ahmedabad: a 13-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by her brother-in-law and his friend over a period of four days in Ahmedabad. The victim attempted suicide by consuming poison, following which she was admitted to a hospital. Since then, she has been battling for her life.

Haryana: A B Tech student was arrested in Kurukshetra for allegedly raping his Dalit classmate. The victim told the police that she was going for her tuition class on Friday when the accused came in his car and pulled her inside. She said the accused drove to an isolated area and raped her.

Bihar: Incidents of violence against women in Bihar emerged as a minor and a mentally retarded woman were among three raped in the state, while the nation was revolting against the gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student in Delhi, who died. Last week, a 12-year-old girl was gang-raped by three youths in a village in Patna district.

New Delhi: Even as the Capital is angered over the brutal gangrape of the 23-year-old who died, a teenaged girl was molested in a city bus by an off-duty conductor on Sunday. The attacker was arrested, and has been dismissed from service along with two other bus staff.

Hyderabad: Four incidents of sexual assault come to light in Andhra, including two involving policemen, were reported in Andhra Pradesh. Among the victims are two minor girls.

Police in Krishna district of coastal Andhra region booked a constable, D Venkat Rao, on charges of raping a woman.

A woman, deserted by her husband, said the policeman raped her after befriending her when she lodged a complaint against her family.

In another incident in the same district, a village revenue officer (VRO) was booked on charges of raping a woman. The complainant alleged that Boyina Pandu raped the woman after offering her a soft drink laced with sedatives.

In the third incident that took place in Nalgonda district, a constable was arrested for trying to exually assault a minor girl. The girl was rescued by passers-by who heard her cries.

The passers-by also caught the constable and handed him over to the police.

In yet another incident in Prakasam district, a six-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a man. The girl's family on Sunday lodged a complaint with police in Markapuram that a 40-year-old man lured her with money and committed the crime.

(IANS inputs)


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