New Delhi (ILNS): The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has taken suo motu cognizance of a news report filed by PTC News – this is a Punjabi news channel – about the half-burnt body of a 6-year-old girl who was allegedly raped.
The Uttar Pradesh Police has registered 21 FIRs across the state in the aftermath of the alleged gang rape and death of a 19-year-old woman in Hathras. The FIRs have been filed against charges such as defaming the government, inciting communal tension, sedition, promoting enmity, and criminal conspiracy.
The Judicial panel appointed by the Supreme Court last year to investigate the alleged fake encounter of four rape-murder accused in Hyderabad has filed an application before the Supreme Court seeking more time to complete the investigation, which got delayed due to COVID 19 pandemic.
Lawyers from across the country, including some very senior lawyers of the Supreme Court, have written a letter to the Chief Justice of Patna High Court, expressing outrage at the jailing of a violent gang-rape victim and her two caregivers by a magistrate at the Araria district court.
Kerala High Court has explained the difference between consensual sex and rape during the hearing of a case. The court has commented that if a woman welcomes the prospect of sex from her partner, only then can it be considered sex by mutual consent. Otherwise it would be classified as rape.
The Kerala police have rearrested a man who was granted bail a week ago after the Kerala High Court recalled the bail it granted to the accused who is charged with abduction, rape and murder of a 17-year-old girl from Ernakulam in January this year.