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Consummation of marriage with a girl below 15 is rape: HC


The consummation of marriage with a girl below the age of 15 amounts to raping her despite her consent and the man is not protected by the personal law of his religion, the Delhi High Court has ruled.

Dad who forced girl to sex trade gets life term


Ruling that there can never be a graver and more heinous crime than father raping his daughter, a local court here on Thursday awarded rigorous life imprisonment (RI) to Sudhir, who raped his 14-year-

Septuagenarian gets 10-year RI

A 74-year-old man who raped three minor girls and forced them to watch porn was slapped with ten years RI by the Mahila court here.

The victims had told the investigators that Somasundaram abused th

FTC dismisses bail plea of French diplomat Pascal

A Fast Track court on Thursday dismissed the bail plea of French Consulate official Pascal Mazurier, arrested on charge of raping his four-year-old daughter, on the ground that there was ‘direct evide

Girl raped by teacher attempts suicide in Goa

A teenage girl who was raped by her teacher last year allegedly attempted suicide at her residence on Wednesday, police said.

The 17-year-old girl has been admitted to Goa Medical College and Hospit

Nod to proposal to redefine rape


The Union Cabinet on Friday cleared a proposal to redefine 'rape', making it a gender-neutral offence by substituting the word with 'sexual assault'.

The move will expand the definition and include m

US man places ad in newspaper for wife's rape

A man from Idaho has been charged for seeking men to rape his wife by placing ad in the 'casual encounters' section of classifieds website Craigslist.

The 32-year-old man had been accused on Monday o

Six mentally challenged women killed in West Bengal


At least six mentally challenged women have been killed and buried secretly in West Bengal, the police said on Sunday.

Three men including the superintendent of the government-run home for the mental

TN former MLA held for rape, death of Kerala girl


Tamil Nadu police arrested three persons including a former DMK MLA, following the death of Sathya, a 15-year-old student of the Peerumedu Government HSS in Idukki. A postmortem report reportedly foun

Mob of 40 people tried to gang rape the girl : Eyewitness

An eyewitness to the July 10 molestation of a girl in the heart of the city on Monday, that caused a public outcry, on Saturday said a mob of nearly 40 people had tried to gang rape her that night.

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