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Haryana shamed: 10-year-old brutalised, 11-year-old gang-raped

Four rapes, mostly of minors, in the last four days in Haryana have raised serious questions about women’s safety in the northern state.

The assaults on women and girls — and mutilation of their private parts, in some cases — remind of the brutal gang rape and murder of a physiotherapy student in Delhi in December 2016 that led to a huge uproar across the country. Delhi was then called the rape capital of the country.

For Haryana, which has been known for a very poor sex ratio, the incidents come at a time when the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government announced that the number of girls born in the state had touched an all-time high of 914 per 1,000 boys in 2017. Continue reading

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Victim of gang rape again attacked in Lucknow

LUCKNOW: An acid attack survivor was targeted with the corrosive liquid in Lucknow by unidentified people, police said on Sunday, the latest assault on the woman pursuing court cases against two men who had allegedly gang-raped her in 2008.

Police said the woman, a mother of two, was attacked at a hostel in Lucknow’s Aliganj area on Saturday night. She cannot be named for legal reasons. Continue reading

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