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Auto driver arrested for raping 13-year-old girl 24.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Yelahanka New Town police have arrested a 25-year-old autorickshaw driver on charges of raping a 13-year-old girl when she was alone at her house on September 21. The victim's parents lodged a complaint with jurisdictional police after the doctors confirmed sexual assault on examining the victim. The police arrested Girish, a native of Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh, on Saturday and produced him before the magistrate, who remanded the accused to judicial custody. According to the police, the victim, a Class VI student, had returned home from school on September 12. The suspect, a distant relative and a neighbour, barged into the house and raped her. He threatened to kill her, if she informed to anyone about the incident. The victim's parents, both construction workers, noticed that their daughter looked unwell and was down with a fever. They took the her to a doctor. Girish went absconding soon after the victim's parents lodged complaint. The police arrested the suspect based on call detail record and ...
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Two arrested for eve-teasing 24.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The JP Nagar police have arrested two persons in separate incidents of eve-teasing.

The arrested are Abhishek Gowda, a resident of Sarakki, and Aravind, a resident of JP Nagar II Phase.

The police have booked the two under IPC Section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of woman).

According to the police, Abhishek made sexual remarks against a girl near JP Nagar Metro station. The girl informed the Hoysala patrol squad, which rushed to the spot and arrested the suspect. The police have taken up a suo motu complaint after the victim refused to register a complaint.

Another accused, Aravind, made lewd comments at a woman near VET First Grade Degree College. A passerby informed the police helpline and a Hoysala vehicle arrived at the spot and arrested him, said the JP Nagar police.

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Manual scavenging: This is caste violence, says CPI (ML) activist Divya Bharathi 24.9.2017 ET: Opinion
For her efforts and activism against manual scavenging, CPI (ML) activist Divya Bharathi was forced to be on the run till recently.
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Hands off that child 23.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The chilling murder of a seven-year-old boy inside a prominent Delhi school has shocked the nation. But similar shocks have been delivered to Bengalureans by schools in our own backyard, sparking repeated public outrage. Rules were framed and stringent guidelines issued to make every school-going child safe and secure. Yet, the safety umbrella continues to wither. Why? Early this year, the sexual assault on a three-year-old girl inside a Marathahalli pre-school had exposed the horrors of a deeply compromised safety ecosystem. The rot had run so deep that the school management used every ploy to hush up the case. The suspect was a non-teaching staffer, recruited without any verification of his background. Sense of insecurity Despite systems in place on paper in many schools, the recurring episodes of child abuse have instilled a deep sense of insecurity among parents. School van drivers caught for drunk driving and behavioral issues and absence of attendants in these vehicles as mandated by the new rules, ...
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Hands off that child 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The chilling murder of a seven-year-old boy inside a prominent Delhi school has shocked the nation. But similar shocks have been delivered to Bengalureans by schools in our own backyard, sparking repeated public outrage. Rules were framed and stringent guidelines issued to make every school-going child safe and secure. Yet, the safety umbrella continues to wither. Why? Early this year, the sexual assault on a three-year-old girl inside a Marathahalli pre-school had exposed the horrors of a deeply compromised safety ecosystem. The rot had run so deep that the school management used every ploy to hush up the case. The suspect was a non-teaching staffer, recruited without any verification of his background. Sense of insecurity Despite systems in place on paper in many schools, the recurring episodes of child abuse have instilled a deep sense of insecurity among parents. School van drivers caught for drunk driving and behavioral issues and absence of attendants in these vehicles as mandated by the new rules, ...
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SC allows two rape victims to abort, orders preservation of fetus for DNA test to nail accused 22.9.2017 TOI: India
The Supreme Court on Thursday permitted two minor girls to terminate their pregnancies caused by rapes and added a new dimension by ordering preservation of the foetuses to help nail the accused during the sexual assault case trial.
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9-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Panipat School; parents protest 21.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Hundreds of parents on Thursday protested at a leading private school in Haryana's Panipat city after a nine-year-old girl student was allegedly assaulted by an unidentified man inside the school's toilet.
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Mysore varsity in charge V-C held guilty of sexual abuse 19.9.2017 Deccan Herald - State
An internal probe conducted by the University of Mysore (UoM) has found Prof Dayanand Mane, senior professor and in-charge vice-chancellor, guilty of sexual harassment charges levelled by several female students of the varsity. The Internal Complaints Committee of UoM, which probed the charges of sexual harassment against Mane, has recommended to the varsity to "withdraw/divest Mane of all powered positions, including chairmanship and deanship, with immediate effect". The Committee has also recommended to UoM to cancel Mane's Research Guideship, as "the victims are research scholars". The Committee, which initiated the probe at the behest of the Karnataka State Women's Commission on January 21, 2016, met 17 times before submitting its report to the varsity on August 31, 2016. DH has accessed a copy of the report. The five-member committee headed by professor and chairperson of Food Science and Nutrition, Asna Urooj, has made three major recommendations and 23 observations, despite the main victim turning ...
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Mysore varsity in-charge VC held guilty of sexual abuse 19.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
An internal probe conducted by the University of Mysore (UoM) has found Prof Dayanand Mane, senior professor and in-charge vice chancellor, guilty of sexual harassment charges levelled by several female students of the varsity. The Internal Complaints Committee of UoM, which probed the charges, has recommended to the varsity to "withdraw/divest Mane of all powered positions, including chairmanship and deanship, with immediate effect". The Committee has also recommended to UoM to cancel Mane's Research Guideship, as "the victims are research scholars". The Committee, which initiated the probe at the behest of the Karnataka State Women's Commission on January 21, 2016, met 17 times before submitting its report to the varsity on August 31, 2016. DH has accessed a copy of the report. The five-member committee headed by professor and chairperson of Food Science and Nutrition, Asna Urooj, has made three major recommendations and 23 observations, despite the main victim turning hostile. The Committee has ...
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Raise voice against child rape, Kailash Satyarthi urges people 19.9.2017 Hindu: Home
‘People’s representatives, officials should visit schools to instil confidence among parents’
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IISc guard held for sexually harassing student 18.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Indian Institute of Science(IISC) has sacked a security guard accused of sexually harassing a 22-year-old undergraduate student on its campus.

Acting on a complaint by the girl, the Sadashivanagar police have arrested the guard, identified as Gautham Raj. He has been remanded in judicial custody.

According to the victim, on September 14, Raj wanted to talk to her about something when she was at the library. He held her and wanted her to kiss him. However, she escaped from there and reached her hostel room. Later, she called her brother, also a student on the campus, and narrated the incident.

She approached internal committee for sexual harassment and lodged a complaint with the police. Raj has been booked under IPC Section 354A(2) for seeking sexual favours.
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Border district provides easy escape route 17.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Accused crossing the State within fifteen minutes of committing crime
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Satyarthi seeks support of IT professionals in fight child sexual abuse 16.9.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Nobel peace prize winner and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi has given a call to all IT professionals in Bengaluru to use the power of technology in the fight against child sexual abuse and violence against women. The Bengaluru stretch of Satyarthi's 'Bharat Yatra', a 35-day march from Kanyakumari to Delhi to make the country safer for children, was flagged off on Saturday from the Government ITI College grounds, Dairy Circle. The march was flagged off by Kripa Amar Alva, the chairperson of the Karnataka State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights. Children, college students, NGOs and others took part in the rally and pledged to stop sexual abuse and trafficking. The march moved to Christ University, where Satyarthi addressed a gathering of students. "What better city than the Silicon Valley of India to lead this war against abuse, trafficking, and rape? Across the world, Bengaluru is acknowledged as a hub of IT and innovation. If entrepreneurs can use technology to change our day-to-day ...
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Mother-of-two 'abused, showed middle finger' in road rage 15.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A mother-of-two was "abused and showed the middle finger" by a group of three while she was driving her two teenage children back from school. Sunanda, of Banaswadi, saw a car near Thom's Bakery on St John's Road, east Bengaluru, around 4 pm on September 12. A man was frantically waving out of the car's window. She got curious and thought he needed help. She drove up there only to realise that three people, including a woman, were actually partying in the car. The woman was at the wheel. She decided to move on and accelerated. At the next signal, however, the car pulled right next to her automobile. "The man on the passenger seat showed me the middle finger while the other two hurled waves of abuse," Sunanda told DH. She started filming them on her mobile phone. The man and the woman started kissing. The man even offered alcohol to Sunanda by showing a bottle of Captain Morgan White Rum. As the signal turned green, the car was driven rashly. Sunanda decided to follow them for some distance and film them. ...
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Police await swab test report to confirm sexual assault 14.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Bagalgunte police are awaiting swab reports from MS Ramaiah Hospital to confirm if the the four-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a security guard at her school in North Bengaluru on Tuesday. "We have sought results of the swab test which would take at least four to five days according to doctors, but we have asked them to speed it up," a senior police officer told DH. Meanwhile, a police team is analysing the CCTV footage of the last 10 days to check for any evidence. "We have analysed three days' of footage so far, and we analyse the rest till we can get to talk to the victim," said the officer. Though she has recovered from her fever and vomiting, she still looks unwell as she was exposed to policemen, crowds and hospital on Tuesday, added the officer. The police will approach her when she is in a proper state of mind. The LKG student of a private school in T Dasarahalli, on Tuesday, complained to her mother accusing one of the security guards of inappropriately touching her pants. Her ...
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The face of grit 14.9.2017 Hindu: Leisure
Reshma Qureshi says acid attack victims need jobs and not sympathy
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Parents throng school after 4-yr-old 'sexually assaulted' 13.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Panicked parents rushed to a private school in T Dasarahalli on Wednesday, where a four-year-old was allegedly sexually assaulted by a security guard. As the case grew foggier, angry parents demanded clarity from the school management. "Our children are also studying here. We need to know if the incident happened or not for our peace of mind," the parents demanded. To convince them that there was no evidence yet against the staff members, school authorities allowed the parents to view the CCTV footage, along with police officers and the father of the child. "The footage showed the movement of the child from the time she entered the school, till she left. Nothing seemed amiss," said one parent. Another parent, however, said, "Maybe it did not happen on Tuesday. They should check footage from previous days also." The other parents were also agitated over conflicting reports about the whereabouts of the child and demanded a statement from the parents (child's) to clear their doubts. "As per our knowledge, ...
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Spike in cases of domestic abuse against women 13.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The city has witnessed a sharp increase in the cases of domestic violence against women, reveals a city-based NGO. According to the data from the NGO, Parihar - Vanitha Sahayavani, of the 1,200 cases brought to the notice of the NGO from this January to August, as many as 763 cases pertained to marital disharmony. Among these, domestic violence tops the list with 330 cases followed by 251 cases of incompatibility among the couple and 180 cases of extra-marital relationships. "The number of domestic violence cases keeps increasing. We refer some of the cases to the police," said Rani Shetty, in-charge of Parihar. She said it was common in all strata of society and is triggered by several reasons such as ego clashes and alcoholism. The cases are either settled, referred to psychiatrists, referred to police station or to legal aid. "People have become impatient. With a little patience, it will not go beyond their houses," said Sheetal, programme officer of Vanitha Sahayavani. Most of the victims of domestic ...
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Sexual assault: no evidence yet against school guard 13.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The city police are yet to gather evidence against a security guard who was booked on the charge of sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl at a private school in T Dasarahalli on Tuesday. The school has CCTV cameras installed at most of the places. The footage does not show any of the five guards accessing students' area, the police said on Wednesday. The police are not able to gather more information as the child is down with fever. "We are waiting for the child to recover. We will gather more details from her after counselling," said Chetan Singh Rathore, DCP (North). According to child's father, his daughter returned home from school around 1.40 pm complaining of fever and vomiting. Her mother found that the child was uncomfortable. When questioned, the girl told her that a "security uncle" touched her pants inappropriately. The shocked mother informed her husband and both rushed the child to a private hospital from where she was taken to MS Ramaiah Hospital. After the mother told the doctor about ...
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Girl, 4, sexually assaulted in school 12.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A four-year-old girl was sexually assaulted at a private school in Dasarahalli, north Bengaluru, on Tuesday. Police have detained five security guards at the school for questioning.

The girl felt unease and started vomiting after coming home. The parents got worried and took her to the MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital where doctors confirmed that she had been sexually assaulted. The girl also told her parents that a man in her school had misbehaved with her by touching her private parts. The parents then went to the Bagalagunte police and filed a complaint. Police registered a case under the Pocso Act.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Chetan Singh Rathore said five security guards at the school had been detained for questioning. Police are also reviewing the footage of CCTV cameras installed at the school, he added.
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