Crime Against Women: News

23 Apr 2023

West Bengal

Bengal: Fresh violence erupts over minor girl's alleged rape, murder

Fresh clashes between residents and the police have reportedly erupted in North Dinajpur's Kaliaganj village in West Bengal following the alleged rape and murder of a minor girl.

15 Apr 2023

Amazon Prime Video

'Dancing on The Grave': Everything about Amazon Prime Video series

True crime is a genre that, despite its spine-chilling stories, keeps the audience hooked.

12 Mar 2023


Paharganj Holi incident: Japanese woman breaks silence after leaving India

The Japanese woman, reportedly harassed by a group of boys on Holi in Delhi's Paharganj on Wednesday, finally broke her silence on the incident through a series of posts on Twitter.

'Sexually assaulted by father as child': DCW chief Swati Maliwal

In a shocking revelation, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Saturday said that she was sexually assaulted and brutally beaten by her father as a child, reported ANI.

11 Mar 2023

Delhi Police

Minor among 3 held for harassing Japanese woman on Holi

The Delhi Police has held three individuals, including a minor, in connection with the harassment of a Japanese woman on Holi in Paharganj.

08 Mar 2023

United Nations (UN)

Gender equality 300 years away: UN chief on Women's Day

Gender equality is becoming an increasingly distant goal and could still be 300 years away, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday while addressing the General Assembly.

06 Mar 2023


Iran: Suspected targeted poison attacks affect girls from 50+ schools

A string of suspected targeted poisonings of schoolgirls in Iran has triggered a wave of panic in the country.

21 Feb 2023


Another Delhi shocker: Woman set ablaze by live-in partner dies

In yet another horrific murder in Delhi, a 28-year-old woman died after her live-in partner allegedly set her ablaze following a dispute in Aman Vihar, PTI reported.

20 Feb 2023


Sahil Gehlot's family asked him to 'silence' Nikki Yadav: Police

Sahil Gehlot, the main accused arrested for allegedly murdering his girlfriend Nikki Yadav in Delhi and storing her dead body in his family-owned dhaba's freezer, did so at his family's behest, Hindustan Times reported.

19 Feb 2023


Nikki Yadav murder: Sahil Gehlot's constable cousin suspected as accomplice

The Delhi Police suspects that accused Sahil Gehlot, arrested for allegedly murdering his girlfriend Nikki Yadav and hiding her body in his dhaba's freezer, had hatched a conspiracy to kill her in the first week of February.

04 Feb 2023


Dancer Sapna Choudhary, family accused of dowry-related harassment; FIR registered

Dancer Sapna Choudhary is back in the news again after Haryana's Palwal Police registered a dowry harassment-related case against her and her family based on her sister-in-law's complaint.

31 Jan 2023


Kerala: Man gets 3 life-terms for raping, impregnating minor daughter

A Kerala court on Monday sentenced a man to three life terms for repeatedly raping his minor daughter and impregnating her, PTI reported.

14 Jan 2023

Tamil Nadu

College student gang-raped in Tamil Nadu's Kancheepuram, five arrested

The Kancheepuram district police in Tamil Nadu arrested five people in connection with an alleged gang-rape of a 20-year-old college student on Friday.

15 Dec 2022


Shraddha case: Bones found in jungle match with father's DNA

The DNA test of the bones recovered by the police from the forested areas in Delhi's Mehrauli has reportedly established that they belonged to Shraddha Walkar.

13 Dec 2022

Bilkis Bano

SC: Hearing of Bilkis Bano's plea against convicts' release adjourned

Bilkis Bano's petition contesting the early release of 11 men—convicted for her gang rape and murder of her seven family members—was adjourned after one of the Supreme Court judges on the bench recused from hearing the case.

06 Dec 2022

Delhi Police

Shraddha Walkar murder: DNA analysis to be out this week

The DNA analysis report of the recovered bones in the Shraddha Walkar murder case is likely to be released by the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) this week, the Delhi Police said.

01 Dec 2022


2 held for harassing South Korean woman influencer in Mumbai

The Mumbai Police arrested two youths on Thursday for harassing a South Korean woman while she was live-streaming in the city's Khar West.

23 Nov 2022

Delhi Police

Shraddha Walkar murder: Blood samples between tiles, site plan found

In a major development in the Shraddha Walkar murder case, the forensic team has reportedly found blood samples in the gaps between the bathroom and kitchen tiles of the flat in Delhi's Chhattarpur Pahari where the accused—Aftab Poonawalla—allegedly murdered her.

21 Nov 2022


Shraddha Walkar murder: Police files plea for Poonawalla's polygraph test

Days after a metropolitan magistrate court in Delhi's Saket permitted the police to conduct a narcoanalysis test on Shraddha Walkar murder accused Aftab Poonawalla, the Delhi Police on Monday moved an application for his polygraph test.

21 Nov 2022

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Man kills ex-girlfriend, chops up body; family at large

The Uttar Pradesh Police arrested a man on Saturday on allegations of murdering his ex-girlfriend, whose dismembered body was found inside a well in Azamgarh district.

Chhawla gang rape-murder case: Delhi government to challenge convicts' release

Two weeks after the Supreme Court ordered the release of the three convicts in the 2012 Chhawla gang rape-murder case, the Delhi government is set to challenge the order after receiving a go-ahead from Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) VK Saxena.

21 Nov 2022


Madhya Pradesh: Man kills wife, chops body over suspected infidelity

In a horrific incident, a man in Madhya Pradesh's (MP) Shahdol, on suspicion of infidelity, reportedly murdered his wife, chopped her body into two parts, and dumped them at separate places in a nearby forest.

20 Nov 2022


Shraddha Walkar murder: Cops find skull, bones; sent for DNA

In a significant development, Delhi Police have recovered more remains of 27-year-old Shraddha Walkar from Mehrauli forest.

18 Nov 2022


Shraddha Walkar murder: Live-in relationships trigger crime, says Union minister

In the aftermath of Shraddha Walkar's horrific murder in Delhi, a Union minister in the Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) central government, Kaushal Kishore, has blamed girls for the crime.

18 Nov 2022


Shraddha Walkar death: Poonawalla had beer, watched Netflix after murder

More gory details surfacing in the Shraddha Walkar murder case reveal Aftab Ameen Poonawalla took around 10 hours to chop Walkar's body into 35 pieces after strangling her.

17 Nov 2022

Delhi Police

Shraddha Walkar: Fight over household items before murder, reveals Poonawala

A lot of dots remain to be connected in the gruesome Shraddha Walkar murder case.

15 Nov 2022


Shraddha Walkar murder: Poonawalla under 24x7 watch in Delhi jail

Aftab Ameen Poonawalla—who confessed to chopping up his live-in girlfriend Shraddha Walkar's body and disposing of it after strangling her in May—has been kept under round-the-clock watch in jail at South Delhi's Mehrauli Police Station.

15 Nov 2022


Delhi murder: Poonawalla invited dates to house after killing Shraddha

After the bone-chilling murder of Shraddha Walkar by her live-in partner Aftab Ameen Poonawalla in Delhi came to the fore, it was also learned that the accused had dates come over to their house while Walkar's dismembered body parts were stuffed in a fridge.

14 Nov 2022


Delhi: Man kills live-in partner, chops body into 35 pieces

The Delhi Police recently arrested a man for allegedly murdering his live-in partner in May, chopping her body into 35 pieces, and then disposing of them in a forest.

Supreme Court bans two-finger test in rape cases: Details here

The Supreme Court on Monday imposed a ban on using the two-finger test in rape cases, calling it "patriarchal" and "unscientific."

26 Oct 2022


Mumbai court jails man for referring minor girl as 'item'

A local court in Mumbai sentenced a man to one-and-half years in jail for sexually harassing a minor in a seven-year-old case.

21 Oct 2022


Ghaziabad gang-rape case a conspiracy to implicate property rivals: Police

The alleged Ghaziabad gang-rape that was reported on Tuesday has a new twist as police have said that it was a 'conspiracy' to implicate the rivals involved in a property dispute.

08 Oct 2022


Assam: Man rapes minor, dumps in sack. She walks home

A 27-year-old man allegedly raped his minor 'girlfriend', slit her throat, and then dumped her in a tea garden by stuffing her in a sack in Moynagarh, around 20 kilometer from Silchar town in Assam on Monday night.

26 Sep 2022


Mumbai: 9yrs in captivity leaves kidnapped girl mentally, physically scarred

After being kidnapped and held captive by a couple for nine years, Mumbai's 16-year-old Pooja Gaud reunited with her family last month.

UP: BJP MLA booked for harassment, son for rape

In a bizarre series of events, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA and his son have been booked for allegedly harassing and raping a woman in Uttar Pradesh.

01 Sep 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: What's digital rape for which Noida man is convicted?

In a first-of-its-kind conviction, a 65-year-old man in Noida was convicted for 'digital rape' this week.

25 Aug 2022


Bilkis Bano: SC issues notice to government over convicts' release

The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Gujarat government on a petition challenging the release of 11 men convicted in the Bilkis Bano rape case.

19 Aug 2022


Mumbai shocker: Woman gets 3 men to rape 11-year-old

A minor in Mumbai was raped by three men earlier this week allegedly on the behest of her 21-year-old female friend.

18 Aug 2022


Civic Chandran: After 'provocative' dress, Kerala court questions woman's caste

Kerala writer and social activist Civic Chandran has been in the news this week for two sexual harassment cases against him.

18 Aug 2022


'Faith in justice shaken': Bilkis Bano on rape convicts' release

Two days after the release of 11 men, who had been convicted of raping her during the 2002 Gujarat riots, Bilkis Bano has broken her silence on the same with a heart-rending statement.

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