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India Gang-Rape Suspect's Food Poisoned: Lawyer

Vinay Sharma rushed to hospital in 'critical condition'

(Newser) - One of the suspected attackers in the December gang-rape that rocked India has been poisoned and then assaulted in jail, his lawyer says. Vinay Sharma was taken to a New Delhi hospital yesterday with chest injuries after he was "beaten up and thrashed" by other inmates, his lawyer says;... More »

Teen: I Was Raped by 4 200-Pound Women

Toronto police seek alleged assailants

(Newser) - Police say four women weighing about 200 pounds each raped a Toronto man last month after offering him a lift home, the Toronto Star reports. Word is he met them at a downtown nightclub and accepted a ride—but they drove him only a few blocks in an SUV before... More »

Brazil Gang-Rape Victim Is US Student

3 men arrested in attack

(Newser) - The woman who was raped on a Rio de Janeiro minibus is an American student who was studying in Rio, a French consular source tells AFP . The US Embassy and State Department have also confirmed the female victim is a US citizen, reports CNN . More details are emerging: The 21-year-old... More »

6 Men Arrested in India Gang Rape of Swiss Tourist

Swiss embassy is pressing for 'swift justice' in attack

(Newser) - Six men have been arrested in the gang rape of a Swiss tourist in India, CNN reports; five "have confessed to gang-raping the woman and attacking her husband," says a police spokesman, per Sky News . The couple were touring the country by bicycle when spotted by the attackers,... More »

Police: Swiss Tourist Gang-Raped in India

She is recovering in hospital; several suspects held for questioning

(Newser) - A Swiss woman who was touring by bicycle with her husband through the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh was gang-raped by a group of men, police said today. Thirteen men were detained and questioned in connection with the attack, which occurred last night as the couple camped out in... More »

Delhi Rape Suspect Found Dead in Cell

Alleged ringleader in bus attack hanged himself, police say

(Newser) - The alleged ringleader in the gang-rape case that sparked protests across India has been found hanged in his cell. Police say Ram Singh, who allegedly drove the bus on which 23-year-old physiotherapist Jyoti Singh Pandey was raped and fatally injured, hanged himself with his own clothes in New Delhi's... More »

Mexican AG: Rapists Have Confessed, Case Closed

Acapulco moving swiftly in gang rape of 6 Spanish tourists

(Newser) - Mexico is moving swiftly to put to rest the gang rape of six Spanish tourists in Acapulco: All six suspects in custody have admitted everything, AG Jesus Murillo Karam told a news conference today, according to CNN . "There are already six arrests, confessed, totally confessed the full story of... More »

Cops Nab 5 in Mexico Tourist Rapes

One woman wasn't attacked because she was Mexican: official

(Newser) - Mexican police have arrested five suspects in the alleged gang-rape of six Spanish tourists in Acapulco. There are seven total suspects in the attack, says the leader of fifty investigators on the case; the suspects are all between 20 and 30 years old. The arrested suspects' family members are protesting... More »

Accused Witch Burned Alive in Papua New Guinea

Despite scores of witnesses, no arrests have been made

(Newser) - The AP has a horrific story from Papua New Guinea, where a 20-year-old woman was tortured by a mob and then burned alive after being accused of witchcraft. Hundreds of bystanders watched, and some even photographed her death, but local police have yet to make a single arrest. Kepari Leniata,... More »

6 Tourists Gang-Raped in Acapulco

Masked gunmen invade beach house

(Newser) - Police in Acapulco are hunting a gang of men behind a vicious, hours-long attack on a group of Spanish tourists. The five armed and masked attackers raped six Spanish women after forcing their way into a rented beach house and tying up their six male companions, CNN reports. Authorities say... More »

India Gang-Rape Suspects Plead Not Guilty

First witnesses will testify next week

(Newser) - The five men facing the death penalty in India in the gang rape and murder of a young woman on a bus pleaded not guilty today, reports the Guardian . (A sixth suspect is being tried as a juvenile and will face a maximum of three years.) The case is... More »

India Rape Victim's Friend: She Was Closest to My Heart

Opens up about his complex relationship with victim

(Newser) - The 28-year-old Indian man whose friend died in a vicious gang rape has given an exclusive interview to the Wall Street Journal , and the details are heart-wrenching:
  • Their relationship: They were just very close friends, but not because there wasn't romantic interest. They came from two different castes: He
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Gang-Rape Trial Begins in India

As a new horror reported

(Newser) - The trial of the five men accused of raping and murdering a 23-year-old on a New Delhi bus began today, after being put on a special fast-track, the BBC reports. No arguments were actually heard, however. The defense argued that the trial should be open to the public, a request... More »

India Arrests 6 in New Bus Gang Rape

Driver, conductor kidnapped lone woman on bus

(Newser) - Indian police today arrested six men in another gang rape of a bus passenger in India, four weeks after a deadly attack on a student on a moving bus in the capital outraged Indians and led to calls for tougher rape laws. Police officer Raj Jeet Singh said a 29-year-old... More »

Indian Rape Suspect Appeared on Court TV Show

Ram Singh has had a previous brush with fame/infamy

(Newser) - One of the men accused in the horrific gang rape and murder that has captivated India has had a brush with fame/infamy before—and, appropriately enough, it was on a court-themed TV show. Ram Singh, who in addition to allegedly taking part in the rape drove the bus it occurred... More »

Delhi Rape Lawyer: Police Sodomized My Clients

And he declares that victims are to blame

(Newser) - A lawyer for three of the defendants in the New Delhi gang-rape case is coming out swinging: Manohar Lal Sharma says not only were his clients tortured into confession, but ultimately it's the victims who are at fault. "Until today I have not seen a single incident of... More »

2 Attackers Turn Informers in India Gang-Rape Case

First pre-trial hearing today

(Newser) - The five men accused of the brutal gang-rape and murder of an Indian student had their first court appearance today, Reuters reports, and they could end up facing different sentences. Two of the alleged rapists requested to be made informers against the others over the weekend, presumably in an effort... More »

Gang Rape Victim's Dad: Her Name Is Jyoti

Says other victims 'will find strength from my daughter'

(Newser) - She is faceless and nameless, known only as "victim." But the father of the Indian woman who died after a brutal gang rape that stunned a nation is speaking out, and tells the Sunday Mirror that she is Jyoti Singh Pandey. “We want the world to know... More »

India to Recruit 2.5K Female Police Officers

Each precinct in New Delhi will get a dozen women

(Newser) - India is taking a tangible first step to address concerns that its largely male police departments look the other way when it comes to rapes and sexual assaults: It's recruiting women to the force, reports Pakistan Today . Each precinct in New Delhi, where last month's gang rape took... More »

Boyfriend of India Victim: 'She Tried to Save Me'

He gives first interviews after gang rape

(Newser) - The 28-year-old boyfriend of the gang-rape victim in India has given his first interviews after the attack, and he says both he and his girlfriend tried and failed to fight off their six attackers:
  • "We tried to resist them. Even my friend fought with them; she tried to save
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