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Maharashtra panel backs longer jail terms, higher penalties in Shakti bill

The revised version of the Shakti bill is expected to be placed before the Maharashtra legislature soon for approval.

Maharashtra government's Shakti bill proposes to increase imprisonment for acid attack perpetrators from the current 10 years to life to a minimum of 15 years extendable to life
Maharashtra government's Shakti bill proposes to increase imprisonment for acid attack perpetrators from the current 10 years to life to a minimum of 15 years extendable to life
Updated on Dec 23, 2021 03:57 PM IST
By, Mumbai, Hindustan Times

8.3% dip in crimes against women in 2020: NCRB report

The NCRB, which functions under the Union home ministry, said that a total of 371,503 cases of crime against women were reported across the country last year in comparison to 405,326 in 2019 and 378,236 in 2018.

Members of various groups demonstrate against the Hathras rape incident and crimes against women, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, in October last year. (Sanjeev Verma/HT photo)
Members of various groups demonstrate against the Hathras rape incident and crimes against women, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, in October last year. (Sanjeev Verma/HT photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2021 03:32 AM IST
By, , , Hindustan Times, Jaipur/ Bhopal/ Chennai

News updates from HT: Mumbai police to create ‘Nirbhaya Squad’

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Mumbai Police commissioner Hemant Nagrale. (HT file photo)
Mumbai Police commissioner Hemant Nagrale. (HT file photo)
Published on Sep 14, 2021 08:51 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Police file FIR, send notice to GitHub after Muslim women 'put up for sale’

The police have also sent a notice to source code depository platform GitHub, using which these images were uploaded, asking it to share “relevant details”.

Delhi Police spokesperson Chinmoy Biswal said a case of sexual harassment under Indian Penal Code’s Section 354-A was registered on Wednesday following a complaint received on National Cybercrime Reporting Portal regarding “Sulli Deals Mobile Application”.(File Photo)
Delhi Police spokesperson Chinmoy Biswal said a case of sexual harassment under Indian Penal Code’s Section 354-A was registered on Wednesday following a complaint received on National Cybercrime Reporting Portal regarding “Sulli Deals Mobile Application”.(File Photo)
Published on Jul 09, 2021 03:08 AM IST
By, New Delhi

FIR against 3 for raping 12-year-old in UP: Police

The incident took place when the victim was alone in her house as her parents had gone to attend a wedding ceremony, a police official said.

One of the accused lured the girl and took her to a secluded building on the outskirts of the village, where his friends were already present, officials said. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
One of the accused lured the girl and took her to a secluded building on the outskirts of the village, where his friends were already present, officials said. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Published on May 23, 2021 01:02 AM IST

Rajasthan teen confined for a week, says 12 including minor raped her: Cops

A 17-year-old girl has told the Kota police that she was repeatedly raped by strangers during the eight days that she was confined in the adjoining district of Jhalawar.

The woman has also filed a complaint against her actor husband, accusing him of rape and cheating.
The woman has also filed a complaint against her actor husband, accusing him of rape and cheating.
Published on Mar 08, 2021 09:48 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Kota

Tamil Nadu: Stalker sets 26-yr-old woman, her mother on fire

The man, who was later identified as Bhoopalan alias Satish, 31, was a contract technician and was said to be stalking the 26-year-old woman for seven years.

Despite the working of courts getting adversely affected due to Covid-19, a total of 1,835 cases of crimes against women were disposed of between January 1 and September 30.(FILE PHOTO.)
Despite the working of courts getting adversely affected due to Covid-19, a total of 1,835 cases of crimes against women were disposed of between January 1 and September 30.(FILE PHOTO.)
Published on Feb 06, 2021 04:22 AM IST
PTI |

3 men gang-rape 25-year-old woman, then show up at home to threaten family

Rajasthan police is looking into allegations that the local police officer, who was under transfer, did not register the FIR.

The police said that the accused had dismantled the thatched roof of the woman’s house to make an entry into her home when she was alone at night. They also shot the video of the rape and circulated it.(AP FILE)
The police said that the accused had dismantled the thatched roof of the woman’s house to make an entry into her home when she was alone at night. They also shot the video of the rape and circulated it.(AP FILE)
Updated on Jan 26, 2021 01:56 PM IST
ByJaykishan Sharma

The right of women to safe public spaces

Snatching and violence are rampant in Delhi. Draw up a comprehensive solution

Men may not think twice before accessing public spaces, but women clearly do. This denial to women of their mobility in public places stems from India’s deep patriarchy(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
Men may not think twice before accessing public spaces, but women clearly do. This denial to women of their mobility in public places stems from India’s deep patriarchy(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 24, 2019 08:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

12-year-old girl raped, beheaded by brothers, uncle in Madhya Pradesh: Police

Police claimed to have solved the case of rape and beheading of a 12-old-year Dalit girl in Madhya Pradesh’ Sagar district and charged her three brothers, uncle and aunt for the crime. Four of the accused have been arrested and one is absconding, officials said.

The Class 6 student was reported missing on March 13 and her body and the severed head were found the next day in an agricultural field outside Berkhedi village in MP.(Picture for representation)
The Class 6 student was reported missing on March 13 and her body and the severed head were found the next day in an agricultural field outside Berkhedi village in MP.(Picture for representation)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 10:44 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) | ByAnupam Pateriya

Woman set ablaze by mob in UP’s Sitapur critical, has 40% burns

A 20-year-old newly-wed woman was on Monday battling for her life with 40% burns two days after two men allegedly set her afire for refusing to withdraw her sexual harassment complaint against them in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur.

With a total of 49,262 incidents of crime against woman, as per the National Crime Records Bureau 2016 data, UP has one of the highest rates of crime against women in India.(AP/Picture for representation)
With a total of 49,262 incidents of crime against woman, as per the National Crime Records Bureau 2016 data, UP has one of the highest rates of crime against women in India.(AP/Picture for representation)
Published on Dec 03, 2018 11:30 PM IST
Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Man who said he killed nine girls, used to break legs of victims before rape: Gurugram Police

A 20-year-old unemployed man, identified as Sunil Kumar, has confessed to raping and killing at least nine girls aged between three and seven in New Delhi, Gurugram, Jhansi and Gwalior over two years, police said.

Police said the accused, Sunil Kumar, would first break the legs of the victims before attempting rape and then murder them.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Police said the accused, Sunil Kumar, would first break the legs of the victims before attempting rape and then murder them.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2018 08:21 PM IST
New Delhi | ByReuters

21-year-old man arrested in Bengal for raping 100-year-old neighbour

The incident took place late on Monday night when the accused entered the room of the old woman where she was sleeping alone. Hearing her groans, her relatives ran to the room and caught the man red handed.

Bengal is one of the worst performing states in terms of crimes against women. According to National Crime Records Bureau data, in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the state accounted for 11.31%, 10.11% and 9.6% of all the crime against women in the country.(Picture for representation)
Bengal is one of the worst performing states in terms of crimes against women. According to National Crime Records Bureau data, in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the state accounted for 11.31%, 10.11% and 9.6% of all the crime against women in the country.(Picture for representation)
Updated on Oct 24, 2018 02:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Krishnanagar | ByHalim Mondal

Pregnant woman waiting for husband gangraped at her home in Bengal’s Asansol

The woman has given a confidential statement to a court and a medical test has confirmed she was raped.

In this file photo, activists in Bengaluru hold placards during a rally organised to protest sexual abuse of women.(AFP file photo)
In this file photo, activists in Bengaluru hold placards during a rally organised to protest sexual abuse of women.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 02:48 PM IST
Midnapore, Hindustan Times | ByKoushik Dutta

64-year-old man in Tamil Nadu awarded double life term for raping girl, passing on sexual disease

A court in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu has awarded a double life term to a 64-year-old man for raping a girl, who contracted a sexually transmitted disease (STD) following the incident in 2012.

According to the prosecution, Ramayan, a farmer from Orathanadu, had befriended the 11-year-old girl and raped her.(Picture for representation)
According to the prosecution, Ramayan, a farmer from Orathanadu, had befriended the 11-year-old girl and raped her.(Picture for representation)
Updated on Oct 11, 2018 05:17 PM IST
Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu) | ByPress Trust of India

24-year-old woman offered lift by three men, raped in UP

The woman from Phugana village had come to Budhana town in Muzaffarnagar district of UP, and was waiting for a bus to return to her village.

The woman was taken to a forested area and raped in turn by the three men.(AFP/Picture for representation)
The woman was taken to a forested area and raped in turn by the three men.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Updated on Oct 07, 2018 11:11 AM IST
Muzaffarnagar (UP) | ByPress Trust of India

Dehradun school shocker: Medical report confirms sexual assault, say police

The girl gang raped in a leading school on the outskirts of Dehradun and her father recorded their statements before a local court on Wednesday, while her medical report confirmed sexual assault, police said.

A check by the state education department found that the school had violated several safety norms and it could soon lose its license, an official said.(AFP/Picture for representation)
A check by the state education department found that the school had violated several safety norms and it could soon lose its license, an official said.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Published on Sep 19, 2018 08:38 PM IST
Dehradun | ByPress Trust of India

Woman allegedly thrashed, gang raped by four men in Ballabgarh bordering Delhi

A woman was allegedly thrashed and gang raped by four men in Haryana on Tuesday night. The incident happened in Ballabgarh in the state’s Faridabad district bordering Delhi. An FIR has been registered and police have launched a manhunt to nab the culprits.

Last week, a 19-year old girl from Rewari, a former CBSE topper felicitated by the government, was allegedly kidnapped and gang raped.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Last week, a 19-year old girl from Rewari, a former CBSE topper felicitated by the government, was allegedly kidnapped and gang raped.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Published on Sep 19, 2018 07:14 PM IST
Ballabhgrah (Haryana) | ByAsian News International

10-year-old girl allegedly raped by maternal uncle in Haryana’s Rohtak

The accused, Praveen, has been arrested, Rohtak DSP (Meham) Virender Singh said. The girl lived at her grandmother’s house in a village under the Lakhan Majra police station, police said.

According to police, the matter came to light a few days ago after a neighbour caught the accused in the act when the girl was alone at home.(AFP/Picture for representation)
According to police, the matter came to light a few days ago after a neighbour caught the accused in the act when the girl was alone at home.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Published on Sep 18, 2018 08:08 PM IST
Chandigarh | ByPress Trust of India

Delhi woman allegedly gang raped in Manesar by two people on pretext of getting job

The woman told the police that the accused had threatened to kill her if she revealed the incident to others, the police said.

The woman is from Uttam Nagar in Delhi and is a mother of two children and a native of West Bengal.(Picture for representation)
The woman is from Uttam Nagar in Delhi and is a mother of two children and a native of West Bengal.(Picture for representation)
Published on Sep 13, 2018 04:45 AM IST
Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

Astrologer, aides accused of raping disciple at Delhi ashrams

Delhi Police filed a rape case against an astrologer, his son and two others on the complaint of a woman, who accused them of sexually abusing her several times in the last six years. The woman also accused them of molesting her teenage daughter at ashrams in Rohini and Hauz Khas.

The woman, who lives with her husband and daughter, said she started visiting the astrologer’s Rohini ashram in 2008 for the treatment of her daughter, who had pain in her legs since her birth.(Picture for representation)
The woman, who lives with her husband and daughter, said she started visiting the astrologer’s Rohini ashram in 2008 for the treatment of her daughter, who had pain in her legs since her birth.(Picture for representation)
Updated on Sep 11, 2018 08:29 AM IST
New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Priest arrested for allegedly molesting minor girl in Delhi

The complainant alleged that she had visited the temple with her 15-year-old niece, when the priest — Nabbe Bhagat — asked her to bring four pebbles from outside. When she returned with the pebbles, she noticed that Bhagat was behaving inappropriately with her niece, police said.

A case was registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.(AFP/Picture for representation)
A case was registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 09:16 PM IST
New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Minor girl attempts suicide along with friend after alleged rape by latter’s relative in Gujarat

The victim told police that Sajanbhai Naika and Rohit Naika approached her and her friend while they were on their way to school and asked the girls to accompany them to a temple on their bikes. While Rohit rode ahead with her friend, Sajanbhai took the victim to an isolated spot and allegedly raped her.

Police said the 17-year-old girl and her friend tried to end their lives on Thursday by consuming pesticide.(Picture for representation)
Police said the 17-year-old girl and her friend tried to end their lives on Thursday by consuming pesticide.(Picture for representation)
Published on Sep 03, 2018 07:26 PM IST
Ahmedabad | ByPress Trust of India

Ragpicker nabbed for raping minor who went out to relieve herself in Delhi slum

Police zeroed in on the accused by using the description given by the victim in her statement. The man was arrested after the police came to know that a similar-looking man had attempted kidnapping another girl from the neighbourhood.

The accused has been identified as one Prakash, a homeless man who belongs to Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.(Picture for representation)
The accused has been identified as one Prakash, a homeless man who belongs to Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.(Picture for representation)
Published on Aug 25, 2018 03:30 AM IST
New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Nine-year-old raped in Delhi slum, suspect yet to be identified

The incident took place when the minor had stepped out of her jhuggi to go to a nearby porta-cabin toilet on Wednesday night.

The victim has told police that she could not see the face of the accused as it was dark.(Reuters/Picture for representation)
The victim has told police that she could not see the face of the accused as it was dark.(Reuters/Picture for representation)
Updated on Aug 24, 2018 08:58 AM IST
New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Five-year-old girl raped by 60-year-old neighbour in Delhi

On August 20, the accused had gone out with the minor and her father. The father left the girl with him for sometime, which is when he allegedly raped her, police said.

The accused, a rickshaw-puller, was known to the victim’s family, police said.(PTI/Picture for representation)
The accused, a rickshaw-puller, was known to the victim’s family, police said.(PTI/Picture for representation)
Published on Aug 22, 2018 11:19 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Navi Mumbai Shiv Sena corporator booked for molesting teen

Namdeo Bhagat, a Shiv Sena member of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC), allegedly molested the woman at his farmhouse in Dighode village near the coastal town of Uran in adjoining Raigad district on Sunday last, a police official said.

The corporator had called the victim to his farmhouse on the pretext of helping her financially, police said.(PTI/Picture for representation)
The corporator had called the victim to his farmhouse on the pretext of helping her financially, police said.(PTI/Picture for representation)
Updated on Aug 22, 2018 07:26 AM IST
Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India

Uttarakhand HC asks state govt to form SITs in all districts to probe rape-and-murder cases

The Uttarakhand high court took suo moto cognisance of the alleged gangrape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in Uttarkashi.

A 12-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and gangraped on Friday by four labourers in Uttarkashi, leading to unrest in the area and prompting authorities to shut down internet services in the area.(AP/Picture for representation)
A 12-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and gangraped on Friday by four labourers in Uttarkashi, leading to unrest in the area and prompting authorities to shut down internet services in the area.(AP/Picture for representation)
Updated on Aug 22, 2018 07:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Nainital | By

Woman suffers 40% burns after bikers throw acid on her in Ghaziabad

The woman is a dietician and was returning home around 4.30pm on her scooter after dropping her children to a tuition class.

After the woman fell, locals rushed her to a nearby hospital while others informed police and her family members.(HT/Picture for representation)
After the woman fell, locals rushed her to a nearby hospital while others informed police and her family members.(HT/Picture for representation)
Updated on Aug 21, 2018 09:54 AM IST
Ghaziabad | ByHT Correspondent

Two days after 11-year-old girl’s rape and murder in Uttarkashi, police yet to identify culprits

Amid protests by residents, internet connection was snapped in Uttarkashi and neighbouring districts of Pauri Garhwal, Tehri Garhwal, Chamoli and Rudraprayag from Saturday evening to Sunday night. Uttarkashi remained without internet connection on Monday also, but it was restored in other districts.

Residents of the area, suspecting that outsiders may have been involved in the crime, are demanding their ouster from the area.(AP/Picture for representation)
Residents of the area, suspecting that outsiders may have been involved in the crime, are demanding their ouster from the area.(AP/Picture for representation)
Published on Aug 21, 2018 01:28 AM IST
Dehradun | By
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