By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Nov 7 – Officials in western India have set up a special investigation team to look into allegations of sexual abuse of girls at a boarding school for indigenous children after a 10-year-old was reported to be pregnant. Parents of at least 12 girls from the school in Buldhana district of
By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Oct 13 – Two years after unveiling a comic about a rape survivor-turned-superhero who takes on her abusers, filmmaker Ram Devineni is using a sequel to highlight the acid attacks that maim and scar hundreds of women in India every year. “Priya’s Shakti” was the first Indian comic book of its
By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Aug 4 – Graphic mobile phone clips of gang rapes are being sold in shops in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, as a spate of rapes in one of the country’s most violent states has sparked anger and calls for the chief minister to step down. The clips, which
By Rupam Jain and Tommy Wilkes NEW DELHI, July 20 – Three men accused of raping an Indian woman for a second time were due in court on Wednesday, police said, while the victim’s father said his daughter was determined to pursue the case despite the state’s failure to protect her. Prosecutors accuse the men
NEW DELHI, Dec 21 – India’s top court said on Monday it had no power to detain the youngest of the men convicted of the 2012 gang rape of a woman on a bus in New Delhi in a case that shocked the nation, a day after he was released after three years in custody.