A 14-year-old boy has claimed to have been sodomised by fellow inmates at the government-run Sanskar Ashram in east Delhi’s Dilshad Garden. The boy was allegedly abused by the same, older inmates nearly two years ago and the Ashram’s staff did not take coganizance when he reported it to them.
Anger at the Batla House encounter verdict was palpable as the narrow lane outside the L-18 building was packed with people. From school-going children to old men, everyone seemed to be discussing the verdict. Neelam Pandey and Faizan Haider report.
Sunita (name changed), mother of a five-year-old girl, who is missing from Mubarakpur Dabas in outer Delhi since December last year, has been calling the police to know the status of her case when she got to know about the brutality another five-year-old girl had faced after she had gone missing.
Southeast Delhi has emerged as the rape district of the Capital, with seven rapes being reported every month. This district has been reporting the maximum number of rapes in the city for five years in a row. Faizan Haider
& Neelam Pandey
The Capital’s women, who regularly use public transport while going back home from work in the evening, want home guards in buses during that time. Home guards have been deployed in all buses on the DTC night service. Neelam Pandey and Faizan Haider report.
Their reputation seriously dented by the December 16 gang rape, the Delhi Police have drawn up a list of areas in the Capital that are frequented by women in large numbers and started increasing security there. Faizan Haider & Neelam Pandey report.
An increasing number of prisoners are applying to be treated as juveniles at the Tihar prison ever since an accused in the brutal December 16 Delhi gangrape was declared a minor by the Juvenile Justice Board. Faizan Haider
and Neelam Pandey
report. A simple way out
After a long day at work, Kritika, 23 (name changed), prefers to wait for her brother to pick her up from her office in South Extension at 8.30 pm every day. Neelam Pandey and Faizan Haider
After a safety audit conducted in some areas of south Delhi, including Badarpur, Hauz Khas and Mehrauli, by an NGO revealed several loopholes in women's security, the Delhi Police have decided to conduct more such audits to cover the whole of south Delhi. Faizan Haider and Neelam Pandey reports.
Delhi Police have begun a new drive to invoke fear among those who harass women. They are putting up posters and banners, warning of jail term for such offenders.
Girls and women in north Delhi's Bawana share their anger, frustration and fears. Neelam Pandey and Faizan Haider report.
How safe is Delhi for women? This question has been often posed to the police and the government. It's time that the community also confronted the reality and did its bit, write Neelam Pandey
and Faizan Haider
. Have your say
Shoddy investigations led to the acquittal of the accused in as many as 50 instances of rape and trafficking, an analysis of the cases has revealed, report Faizan Haider and Neelam Pandey.
As if the trauma of rape isn’t enough, there are a series of upsetting situations lined up for the victim, beginning right after an FIR is filed. Delhi gangrape has once again brought to fore the ignominy of being a rape victim in India. Neelam Pandey and Faizan Haider
A rape victim needs support — financially, emotionally as well as psychologically. Broken and in a state of turmoil, family is the first institution a woman turns to. Then come the community and the state. These three institutions should do everything to make her battle less traumatic, Neelam Pandey and Faizan Haider report.
Most experts HT talked to were united in demanding increasing the strength of the police force and ensuring the police look only after investigation and maintaining law and order, Faizan Haider and Neelam Pandey report.
7,314 cops for 416 VIPs but only 1 for 500 Delhiites; more than half of force busy with odd jobs, Faizan Haider and Neelam Pandey report.
The Sunday gangrape case has again highlighted the fact that women are unsafe on isolated stretches in the Capital, especially those which are poorly-lit. Poorly-lit stretches or those with defunct streetlights serve as a haven to anti-social elements, who easily escape after committing such crimes.
Legislator Bharat Singh, who had survived a bid on his life around six months ago, has allegedly received a threat call yet again.
Even after 20 days of its implementation, the investigating agencies are not well versed with the 'Protection of Children from Sexual Offences' (POCSO) Act. The Act redefines sexual abuse against children and allows police to register cases under it rather than the Indian Penal Code (IPC).