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Dalit girl raped in Dhobiana Basti, accused on the run
Summary: The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012 was formulated in order to effectively address sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Bathinda, April 28A 13-year-old Dalit girl of Dhobiana Basti was raped by her neighbourer when she was alone in her house last evening. In a complaint lodged with the police, it has been stated that the accused Raju, who lives near their house in Dhobiana Basti, entered her house and raped her. A case under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC and Section 4 of the Pocso Act, 2012, has been registered against the accused at the Cantonment police station. The victim said the accused also threatened her to be silent on the incident or he would kill her.
Bathinda, April 28 A 13-year-old Dalit girl of Dhobiana Basti was raped by her neighbourer when she was alone in her house last evening. The victim is a Class VIII student studying in a government school. In a complaint lodged with the police, it has been stated that the accused Raju, who lives near their house in Dhobiana Basti, entered her house and raped her.
The accused fled from the place after the incident. When her mother reached home, the victim narrated the incident to her. The victim said the accused also threatened her to be silent on the incident or he would kill her.
QCrime: RJD Leader Shot Dead, Girlfriend Axed to Death and More
1. Cops Nab Two Inter-State Drug Peddlers
In a big heist for the Hyderabad police, two drug peddlers have been caught with around 2.7-kg of opium.
The peddlers, Kaium Ul Huq, Chandan Naveen have been arrested by the South Zone team of Commissioner’s Task Force.
The accused duo allegedly indulged in procuring opium from West Bengal for supplying it to customers in Hyderabad, Commissioner’s Task Force Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police N Koti Reddy said.
2. Dalit Murder Case Cracked, Police Arrest Two
Last week’s murder of a Dalit man has been solved by the police. The victim, Samey Singh, 35 was killed and his body dumped in the field nearby their village. And now Samey’s killers have been arrested by the police.
The accused duo, Satish and Manju Singh have been caught and are now being questioned further.
3. Rashtriya Janata Dal Leader Anil Mukhiya Shot Dead in Bihar
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Anil Mukhiya was shot dead on 28 April. The incident took place in the afternoon in Saharsa, Bihar.
Mukhiya was attacked by unknown assailants. According to reports, he was on his way back from the market when he was shot at. A search operation for the assailants has been initiated by the police.
4. Father Kills New Born Girl, Slits Her Throat
A father has allegedly murdered his three-month-old daughter and according to the police, the incident happened early morning on Wednesday.
The accused, Lahu Dhndre killed his daughter after breaking into his in-law’s house. Dhndre’s wife and daughter had been staying with her parents.
On Wednesday early morning, Lahu allegedly sneaked into his in-laws’ house at Nandri, lifted the sleeping baby, and slit her throat and threw the body outside.
5. Girlfriend Brutally Killed by Youth
In a shocking incident in Uttarakhand, a man hacked his girlfriend to death with an axe. He later tried to commit suicide.
The accused, Pankaj Singh, 21 had gone to meet his girlfriend at her home after consuming poison. Once he reached her place, he used an axe to cut her to pieces and then slashed his wrist with a blade-like object.
6. Attempts to Kidnap Baby Foiled, Accused in Custody
A woman who tried to kidnap a six-month-old child was arrested in Salem on Thursday, police said.
The police said a mother and her six-month-old child had come to the government hospital here when a 45-year-old woman tried to abduct the child.
The mother shouted for help following which locals rushed to her rescue, caught the woman and handed her over to police.
7. Minor Girl Raped by Father, Found Pregnant
A girl in her pre-teens was raped for over a year by her father. The assault started one morning when the girl was alone in the house as her mother had left for work and siblings for school.
The man, who worked on night shifts, threatened to kill his daughter if she told anyone about the incidents.
The truth came to light as the 12-year-old was rushed to the hospital due to severe stomach pain.
8.Youth Attacks Cops, Gets Arrested
Two policemen were attacked with a knife by a youth who has now been arrested for his crime. The youth attacked the police on duty right outside the Shaherkotda police station.
The accused has been arrested and charged with attempt to murder and assaulting government servants.
9. Married Woman Stabbed to Death by Jilted Lover
A married woman was stabbed to death in broad daylight on Thursday allegedly by her jilted lover who later attempted suicide in Udaipur district of Rajasthan, police said.
The accused Piyush Bhandari, who is a colleague of her’s, has been arrested, police said.
Panchayati Raj under Modi is not for Dalits, women, adivasis
April 24 is celebrated in the country as Panchayati Raj Day to mark the coming into force of the 73rd Constitutional Amendment. The amendment gave constitutional status to panchayats, provided for regular elections to them and mandated reservation for Dalits, adivasis and women, hitherto inadequately represented.
The BJP-led Central government used the occasion this year to try for an overhaul of its urban, anti-poor image in the face of persistent rural distress through a two-week-long “Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday” blitz, which culminated in an address by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to all the panchayats of the country.
In his speech, Modi reiterated Mahatma Gandhi’s dictum that India lives in its villages and exhorted women representatives of panchayats to take the leadership in building toilets. It is not clear how much of the rural electorate was convinced by the prime minister but the Union minister for urban development, housing and urban poverty alleviation, Venkaiah Naidu, had extolled the BJP’s commitment to “gram swaraj” in a recent piece.
However, contrary to the rhetoric, the BJP government under Modi has actively undermined the inclusive and democratic character of panchayats as envisioned in the 73rd Amendment. More perniciously, the BJP has used governance in local bodies to attack the very construct of citizenship in a democracy.
In the last one year, two BJP-ruled states – Rajasthan and Haryana – have mandated, among other criteria such as having working toilets at home, that all candidates for panchayat polls must have completed at least middle and secondary school.
South Asian women earning 80% less than men
Women in South Asian countries earn 80% less than their male counterparts, an ActionAid study has found.
The study also reveals that inequalities of all kinds are on the rise. This is happening despite the fact that the moral, political and economic justifications for such inequalities – whether between women and men, between Dalit and Brahmin, or between black and white – are increasingly being challenged.