Imani Green, 8, of Balham in south London, was standing inside a clapboard grocery store and bar with Jamaican relatives Friday evening when a gunman wearing a hoodie shot the child in the head and shoulder before also shooting and wounding three adult members of her family.
The high command of Jamaica’s police force said Sunday that Imani was “mercilessly slaughtered in front of family members in a hail of bullets as gangsters sought to exact revenge on their rivals” in the normally quiet Red Dirt district of Duncans in Trelawny parish.
The roadside business where the shooting occurred is apparently owned by a female relative of the slain girl. There have been no arrests.
Imani Green, British Girl, Shot In Jamaica While Visiting Family. HuffPo World, 1/13/2013.
Police officer Raj Jeet Singh said a 29-year-old woman was the only passenger on a bus as she was traveling to her village in northern Punjab state on Friday night. The driver refused to stop at her village despite her repeated pleas and drove her to a desolate location, he said.
There, the driver and the conductor took her to a building where they were joined by five friends and took turns raping her throughout the night, Singh said.
The driver dropped the woman off at her village early Saturday, he said.
Singh said police arrested six suspects on Saturday and were searching for another.
Gurmej Singh, deputy superintendent of police, said all six admitted involvement in the rape.
India Gang Rape: Woman Assaulted By Bus Driver, Conductor. HuffPo World, 1/13/2013.
Inspector General Paramjit Singh Gill said that the teenager had been “running from pillar to post to get her case registered” but officers failed to open a formal inquiry.
“One of the officers tried to convince her to withdraw the case,” Gill, the police chief for the area, told AFP.
Before her death, there had been no arrests over her case although three people were detained on Thursday. Two of them were her alleged male attackers and the third was a suspected woman accomplice.
The victim’s sister told Indian television that the teenager had been urged to either accept a cash settlement or marry one of her attackers.
“The police started pressuring her to either reach a financial settlement with her attackers or marry one of them,” her sister told the NDTV network.
India Teen Commits Suicide After Police Pressure Her To Drop Gang Rape Case, Marry Attacker. HuffPo World, 12/27/12.
Meanwhile, the 23-year-old victim of the first rape lay in critical condition in the hospital with severe internal injuries, doctors said.
Police said six men raped the woman and savagely beat her and her companion with iron rods on a bus driving around the city – passing through several police checkpoints – before stripping them and dumping them on the side of the road Sunday night.
India Bus Gang Rape: Outrage Spreads Over Public Sexual Assault. HuffPo World, 12/19/12.
President Hamid Karzai marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Thursday with a speech calling on clerics and community leaders to help stamp out what he described as a “social menace”.
The teenager who was killed, Nishina, 15, was attacked in Kunduz province on Tuesday morning as she was fetching water from a well near her home. She was set on by a cousin and nephew who slit her throat, said Sayed Sawar Hosseini, spokesman for the provincial police chief.
Afghan man slit throat of teenager he had wanted to marry, say police. The Guardian, 11/29/12.
At just after 12.30pm the thug is shown running up behind the teenager and taking a massive swing with his right fist, causing the teen to black out instantly and crash to the ground.
The Metropolitan Police told MailOnline the teenager did not know her attacker and is too shocked to speak about her ordeal.
Is this the most brutal thug in Britain? Sickening CCTV shows the moment girl, 16, is punched so hard from behind by total stranger she is knocked out cold. Daily Mail Online, 11/20/12