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One in three women, around 736 million, are subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence from a non-partner in their lifetime, says a World Health Organisation (WHO) report. According to the report, this violence starts early — one in four young women (aged between 15-24 years) who have been in a relationship will have already experienced violence by an intimate partner by the time they reach their mid-twenties. Intimate…

Budgam: A 60-year-old woman on Tuesday sustained severe burns after setting herself ablaze in Soibugh area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district. An official said that the elderly woman, a resident of Soibugh today afternoon allegedly set herself ablaze at her home. He said that soon after the incident, the woman was immediately taken to a nearby health facility from where she was referred to Srinagar hospital for advanced treatment. The official said that police have…

In a shocking incident, a man from Bhagalpur district of Bihar state bet his wife in gambling and allowed his friends to gang-rape her after losing his stake. Quoting an official, a report by News 18, said that man later poured acid on his 30-year-old woman when she resisted the assault. The report quoting Station House Officer of Mozahidpur police station, Rajesh Kumar Jha, said that the accused man identified as Sonu Harijan was arrested…

Kanpur: In a shocking turn of events, an armed forces personnel of colonel’s rank in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh allegedly sexually assaulted a Russian woman after inviting her for dinner at the officer’s mess in the city’s Cantt area on December 10, a Delhi-based news organisation Times Now reported. https://twitter.com/kanpurnagarpol/status/1338036446049923073?s=20 The incident came to fore after the affected woman’s husband, a civilian, lodged a complaint against the accused army officer identified as Neeraj Gehlot,…

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday claimed to have solved blind murder case in record time and have arrested accused involved in the commission of crime. In a statement, police said that said that on November 11, police station Nigeen received directions from Court of CJM Srinagar for filing report in the light of petition filed by complainant namely Nasir Hussain Kawa, son of Gh Hassan Kawa of Kawpora Shadipora alleging that he was…

Uri: Police on Wednesday arrested an army man for allegedly molesting a 36-year-old woman in Paranpeelan area of Uri in north Kashmir district. A senior police official said that an armed forces personnel belonging to 173 TA of Engineering section identified as Hawaldar Parvaiz Hussain presently attached with 18 MLI Bandi in Uri was arrested after allegations of molestation made on him by a local woman (name withheld) today. “An FIR Number 168/20 under sections…

The woman had gone to attend a wedding The family told police that the two accused kidnapped and raped her in an orchard Kulgam: A young woman from south Kashmir’s Kulgam district who was kidnapped and allegedly raped in the last week of October by two men, succumbed to her injuries at SKIMS soura on Friday late evening. Earlier, the incident had sparked widespread protests demanding stringent punishment for those responsible for the “kidnapping and…

New Delhi: In Delhi, about 98 percent of the accused in the rape cases filed “were either close relatives or acquaintances” of the survivors or victims, the Delhi Police informed a parliamentary panel on Wednesday. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs – headed by Congress MP Anand Sharma – was reviewing the functioning of the police in matters related to crime against women. According to a report by a Delhi-based news organisation NDTV, in…

‘Believing that black magic will help a woman give birth to a child’ Uttar Pradesh: In yet another barbaric incident in Uttar Pradesh, a six-year-old girl was gang-raped and killed in a forested area in state’s Kanpur district, post which her lungs were reportedly carved out of her body by the rapists. Quoting police officials, a report by Mumbai Mirror, said that her lungs were removed to perform black magic, believing that it would have…

Bihar: More than two weeks after a 20-year-old woman who was allegedly set ablaze by three men succumbed to her injuries in Bihar’s Vaishali district, a station house officer (SHO) was on Tuesday suspended for not taking any action against the accused men. The accused, identified as Satish Kumar, Vijay Kumar and Chandan Kumar, allegedly set the woman afire in Rasalpur-Habib village under Chandpur police post when she resisted their sexual assault on October 30.…