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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;...

To Curb Rape, India Looks at Banning Porn

Supreme Court considers petition that ties porn to sexual violence

(Newser) - In the wake of brutal gang rapes , the rape of a 5-year-old girl , and surging sex crimes, India is looking at banning pornography completely. The country's Supreme Court took up the controversial issue last week, the New York Times reports, after a petition claiming porn leads to sexual violence...

Brutal Rape of Girl, 5, Sets Off Protests in India

Suspect arrested in rape of child

(Newser) - A 5-year-old girl was in serious condition today after being raped and tortured by a man who held her in a locked room in India's capital for two days, officials said. The incident—which came four months after the fatal gang rape of a woman on a New Delhi...

Brit Fears Sex Assault, Jumps Out Window in India

Injures leg; hotel manager, guard arrested

(Newser) - Fearing a sexual assault in India, a British tourist jumped out of her hotel window, tearing a ligament in her leg, the Telegraph reports. She was staying in a budget hotel when its manager and a security guard allegedly knocked on her door at 4am. The manager tried to get...

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,...

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...

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...

Rape and Killing of 3 Young Sisters Shocks India

Police initially called deaths 'accidental,' leading to protests

(Newser) - Once again , rape and murder has India outraged—this time the killing of three young sisters, aged 7, 9, and 11, reports the Guardian (the AP corrects the age of the youngest girl). The three girls, who lived in a remote central India village in Maharashtra province, went missing...

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...

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

India Gang-Rape Suspect to Face Just 3 Years

Court declares him a juvenile

(Newser) - A suspect in the fatal gang-rape of a young woman in New Delhi last month was a juvenile at the time of the attack, a court ruled today. A magistrate reportedly announced the decision after going over school documents that showed him to have been born on June 4, 1995—...

Gang Rape Trial Begins in India
 Gang-Rape Trial Begins in India 

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Blood of India Rape Victim 'on Clothes of Accused'

Prosecutor links accused men to forensic evidence

(Newser) - The latest in the India gang-rape case: A public prosecutor said yesterday that forensic evidence links the accused to the monstrous rape of a 23-year-old woman on a Delhi bus, the Guardian reports. In a pretrial hearing, the prosecutor told a judge that the five accused men tried burning their...

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...

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...

India Charges 5 Men With Murder in Gang Rape Case

Victim's father wants perpetrators hanged

(Newser) - As expected , murder charges were filed today against five men accused of brutally gang-raping a woman on a New Delhi bus. The sixth suspect, a teenager, will see his case handled separately. The men were also charged with rape and other crimes, a list expected to include kidnapping, robbery,...

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