Girl Jailed When She Tries to Report a Rape

Two women constables have been suspended while two sub-inspectors including the station-in-charge have been sent to police lines following the incident, SSP Gulab Singh said.

The victim spent several hours behind the bars after her mother brought her to a women’s police station to lodge a complaint against a local goon for allegedly raping her. She was rescued only after locals protested over the matter.

According to Singh, the minor from Meerpur village here was found lying unconscious in a field by her parents last night where she had been dumped after being allegedly raped.

An FIR was lodged with the police by victims’ parents but shockingly the staff of the women’s police station detained the victim in lock-up.

10-year-old rape victim put behind bars. The Times of India, 4/8/2013.

Man “mentally disturbed after his wife deserted him” Kills 9

The victims were five girls aged between two and nine, a 25-year-old and three women over 60, he said.

“A total of nine females were axed to death,” Darroh said.

“The accused Nagesia first attacked a 25-year-old woman and her two-year-old child and axed them to death, subsequently killing his neighbours one after another,” the police chief said.

“The accused seems to be mentally disturbed after his wife deserted him,” he added, after Nagesia was taken into custody and the axe recovered.

Pandu Nagesia, Indian Villager, Kills 4 Women And 5 Young Girls In Ax Rampage. HuffPo World, 4/4/2013.

“[S]ugar daddies…are destroying our children.”

AT LEAST 28% of schoolgirls are HIV positive while only 4% of young boys are infected with the virus in the country.

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said this was a clear indication that old men were sleeping with young girls – a statistic he said “destroyed my soul”.

“It is clear that it is not young boys who are sleeping with these girls. It is old men. We must take a stand against sugar daddies because they are destroying our children,” Motsoaledi said.

28% of schoolgirls are HIV positive.’ Sowetan Live, 3/14/2013.

Man Burns Wife to Death over Nail Clipping

In her statement given to the Magistrate before her death, the victim told the police that her husband had set her on fire after thrashing her.

The DSP said Kaur had called up her brothers in Amritsar and expressed her fear that her husband may harm her.

“She told them that her husband was enraged as she had clipped his nails too deep cutting into the finger’s skin.

After she made the phone call, Gurmej abused and thrashed Kaur and later sprinkled kerosene on her and set her on fire,” he said.

Two brothers of the victim rushed to Lohian, but found their sister in a semi-burnt condition and rushed her to civil hospital at Lohian, from where she was referred to a Jalandhar hospital, where she succumbed to her burn injuries, he said.

Woman charred to death by husband in Punjab. Hindustan Times, 3/3/2013.

Mother Kills Son over Penis Size

Police in the capital Jakarta said today that the woman, 38, told them her son had a small penis before he was circumcised but that it was even smaller after the operation.

Spokesman Rikwanto said the mother believed the boy would have a ‘bleak future’ because of the size of his genitalia.

The woman drowned the youngster in a bath filled with water before dressing him and laying his body on a bed.

Officers said the woman is fully conscious of what she had done and had handed herself in.

Mother drowns son, nine, in the bath because she thought ‘his small penis would ruin his life.’ Daily Mail, 2/28/2013.

Man Tells Mother to “shut that n****r baby up!” Then Slaps Toddler

[Jessica] Bennett, 33, told investigators that the “aircraft was in final descent” to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport when her child “started to cry due to the altitude change.” Bennett added that she “was trying to get [her son] to stop crying, but he continued.”

At this point, Bennett recalled, [Joe Rickey] Hundley [60] used the racial epithet as he told her to shut the [19-month-old] child up. He then allegedly “turned around and slapped” the toddler in the face “with an open hand, which caused the juvenile victim to scream even louder.” The slap, Bennett said, “caused a scratch below [the child’s] right eye.”

After Hundley hit the child, Agent Cheney reported, Bennett received assistance from several other passengers, including Todd Wooten, who was in seat 16C. Wooten told agents that he “heard derogatory language coming from the rear of the aircraft” and got up to investigate. “According to Mr. Wooten,” Cheney noted, “he saw Joe Rickey Hundley strike” the toddler.

Bennett told TSG that she believed Hundley was intoxicated when he boarded the plane, adding that he “reeked of alcohol” and was “stumbling around wasted.” Bennett, who was traveling to a family funeral, said that Hundley drank several double vodkas during the two-hour flight and complained to her that her adopted son, seen at left, was too big to be a “lap baby.”

FBI: Man Slapped Crying Toddler On Delta Flight. The Smoking Gun, 2/15/2013.

Rape Survivor Charged for Accusing Somali Forces of Rape

The woman was charged in Mogadishu court Tuesday of insulting a government body, inducing false evidence, simulating a criminal offense and making a false accusation while journalist Abdiaziz Abdinur has been charged with insulting a government body and inducing the woman to give false evidence.

Under the Somali penal code Abdinur faces up to four years in prison for the first charge and two years for the second. The charges against the woman carry punishments of up to three and six years respectively, according to Human Rights Watch.

Rights groups say the arrests are linked to an increase in media attention due to reports of the high prevalence of rape and other sexual violence in Somalia, including attacks allegedly committed by security forces.

“Bringing charges against a woman who alleges rape makes a mockery of the new Somali government’s priorities,” said Daniel Bekele, Africa director at Human Rights Watch.

Rape is rampant in Mogadishu, where tens of thousands of people who fled last year’s famine live in poorly protected camps. Government troops are often blamed.

“The police `investigation’ in this case was a politically motivated attempt to blame and silence those who report on the pervasive problem of sexual violence by Somali security forces,” Bekele said.

Somalia: Government Charges Woman Who Says She Was Raped By Security Forces. HuffPo World, 1/31/2013.