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12 people held for Dalit woman's murder in Kerala

Perambavoor (Kerala) May 6 (IANS) The police has so far arrested about a dozen people in connection with the murder last week of Dalit law student Jisha here in Ernakulam district, a case that has become a cause célèbre in the noisy election season in the state. The latest two suspects to be nabbed includes a neighbour of the victim's family, a police official said on Friday. A...

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Amit Shah visits Dalit woman's family in Kerala, BJP forms panel

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday set up a three-member committee to look into incidents of atrocities against Dalit women in election-bound Kerala, and also visited Perumbavoor to meet the family members of a 30-year-old Dalit woman who was raped and brutally murdered. Shah also attacked Congress government in Kerala over the law and order situation. Th...

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VIPs visit murdered Dalit woman's mother, probe continues

Perumbavoor (Kerala), May 5 (IANS) A stream of high-profile people are visiting a hospital here in Ernakulam district to meet the mother of a poor Dalit woman whose brutal murder has shocked not just Kerala but the rest of the country. Jisha, a 27-year-old law student, was found murdered on April 28 near a canal here by her labourer-mother. The body was badly mutilated. There we...

1 day ago
38 wounds on murdered woman's body, police profile suspect

Perumbavoor (Kerala), May 4 (IANS) A poor Dalit woman whose brutal murder has shocked Kerala had 38 wounds on her body, her autopsy revealed, as police said on Wednesday their probe was on the right track. The report by the Alappuzha Medical College also said that further tests will have to be done to confirm that Jisha, 27, was sexually abused before being murdered. But almost e...

12 days ago
Almost month after Dalit woman's rape, accused surrenders

Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) Almost a month after a young Dalit woman was dragged out of her office and later allegedly raped in Punjab's Muktsar district, the main accused, Jagdeep Singh, has surrendered, police said on Saturday. A court in Muktsar sent the accused to three days police custody. The victim, in her early 20s and working in a private computer centre, was dragged out...

3 months ago
'Chauranga': Message lost in transit

Film: Chauranga; Cast: Sanjay Suri, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Anshuman Jha, Soham Maitra, Dhritiman Chatterjee and Riddhi Sen; Directed by: Bikas Ranjan Mishra; Ratings: ** Chauranga is the story of young Dalit boy Santu and his aspirations to become educated and improve his life. Instead, he only gets to look after a pig all day, because of the rigid caste system prevalent in his village.<...

6 months ago
Bihar priest beaten for pushing Dalit woman out of temple

Patna, Oct 18 (IANS) A priest was beaten up by a group of men after he pushed a Dalit woman and forcibly stopped her from offering prayers at a temple in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, police said on Sunday. Rishikesh Jha, the priest of the Sankatmochan Hanuman Baba Anandeshwar Mahadev Mandir in Muzaffarpur, about 70 km from here, pushed her out of the temple, police said. The pr...

9 months ago
Mumbai mayor compares Modi with Hitler

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Mumbai Mayor and Shiv Sena leader Snehal Ambekar has compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Hitler. In an interview with the Afternoon Despatch & Courier, the 43-year-old said: I admire Narendra Modi for his self-reliant way of working. But at some level, I feel his rule is quite like Hitler... This is bound to happen when power is concentrated in t...

9 months ago
Mumbai mayor compares Modi with Hitler

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Mumbai Mayor and Shiv Sena leader Snehal Ambekar has compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the late German dictator Adolf Hitler. In an interview with the Afternoon Despatch & Courier, 43-year-old Ambekar also fancied herself akin to a chief minister and desired a red-beacon vehicle which bestows status on the position she occupies. In the intervie...

1 year ago
Six get 10-year jail term in Odisha gang rape

Bhubaneswar, March 19 (IANS) A court in Odisha has sentenced six people to 10 years in prison for kidnapping and raping a Dalit woman in Bargarh district nearly six years ago, a lawyer said on Thursday. Additional District and Session Judge at Padampur, Sayed Abdul Kadar Zahir Ahmed, on Wednesday also fined them Rs.20,000 each and said the convicts would have to undergo additional two-ye...

1 year ago
Victim offered Rs.31,000 to forget rape

Patna, Feb 17 (IANS) A panchayat in Bihar has ordered one of its members accused of raping a woman to pay her Rs.31,000 and asked the victim to forget the incident, police said Tuesday. But the accused, a member of a powerful local family in Nawada district about 150 km from here, refused to pay the money, threatened the victim and her family and told them not to disclose it to anyone, p...

1 year ago
Take Rs.41,000, forget rape: Panchayat tells victim

Patna, Jan 31 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a panchayat in Bihar has ordered one of its members accused of raping a Mahadalit woman to pay her Rs.41,000 and asked the victim to not report the incident, police said Saturday. The incident occurred in a panchayat under Kodha police station in Katihar district. But the accused, a local muscleman, refused to pay the money. When she p...

1 year ago
Good response to Jan Dhan scheme in Agra

Agra, Aug 30 (IANS) Long queues were seen at banks in Agra to open accounts under the new Jan Dhan scheme and the response from the under-privileged section of the society was surprising, an officials said Saturday. P.N. Agarwal, a banking researcher said: This (Jan Dhan scheme) clearly is a master-stroke, a positive step by the Modi government. Rohan Dayee, a dalit woman: Yes, ...

1 year ago
Phoolan Devi murder: Police demand death for Rana

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A court here Tuesday reserved its order on the quantum of punishment for Sher Singh Rana, convicted of killing bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi, after hearing prosecution plea seeking death and the convict urging the court to pardon him. Umed Singh, Phoolan Devi's husband, while talking with IANS, demanded death penalty for Rana. A harsh punishment s...

1 year ago
Woman gang-raped in Odisha, two held

Bhubaneswar, July 15 (IANS) Two people were Tuesday arrested in Odisha's Kendrapada district and a manhunt was launched by police to nab another person after a Dalit woman complained that she was raped by them, an official said. The 27-year-old woman said she was waylaid near her home in Badagoan village June 29 by the accused, Superintendent of Police Rabi Narayan Behera told IANS. ...

1 year ago
Tell the truth on rape or face action, HC warns woman

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The free run of a woman who would dupe people on false promises of getting them jobs in Delhi Metro came to an end when the Delhi High Court told her to come clean on her allegation that she was kidnapped and gang-raped by five men from whom she had allegedly taken money. Warning the woman of strict action, a division bench of Justice P.K. Bhasin and Justice J.R. Mi...

2 years ago
UP seeks withdrawal of rape case against minister

Lucknow, Jan 9 - The Uttar Pradesh government has recommended the withdrawal of a rape case against one of its ministers. The home department has written to the Bijnor district magistrate that after a careful study of the case, it found the charges levelled against Stamp and Registration Minister Manoj Kumar Paras to be untrue. It also directed the district administration to ensure t...

2 years ago
Man accused of violence against Dalit woman activists arrested

Lucknow, May 20 - The man accused of bullying and physically abusing five Dalit woman activists in Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur district last week, was arrested there Monday, police said. He was presented before a court which sent him to 14 days' judicial custody. Lalitpur's Superintendent of Police J.P. Singh told IANS that they were on the trail of Sahab Singh Yadav for the last five days and...

3 years ago
Dalit woman raped in Odisha, one arrested

Bhubaneswar, April 23 - A 50-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for raping a Dalit woman in Odisha, police said. The incident took place Sunday in a village near Nandapur town of Koraput district, about 700 km from here, but came to light after the woman lodged a complaint with the police Monday night, H.K. Padhi, chief of Nandapur police station, told IANS. Citing the woman's complai...

3 years ago
Police interrogate Himachal legislator

Panchkula -, Jan 9 - A newly elected Congress legislator from Himachal Pradesh was interrogated Wednesday by Haryana Police after his arrest in the murder of a 24-year-old Dalit woman in November. Police officials said Ram Kumar Chaudhary, arrested Tuesday after he surrendered in a court here, was likely to be taken to Baddi town in Himachal Pradesh, 50 km from here, and other places to inv...

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