Six men were convicted Monday over the notorious 2018 gang rape and murder in India of an eight-year-old girl from a Muslim nomadic tribe that provoked horror and stoked inter-religious tensions.
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More than 40 percent of lawmakers in India's new parliament face criminal charges — some as serious as murder and rape — and the list is growing, an electoral reform group said Saturday.
Filmmaker Richie Mehta was at first reluctant to make Netflix's latest Indian series, documenting the aftermath of the notorious gang-rape and murder of an Indian student that made global headlines.
Journalist-turned-politician M.J. Akbar, who quit as Union Minister after charges of sexual harassment by many journalists, has now been accused of rape by U.S.-based journalist Pallavi Gogoi.
Indian police on Wednesday summoned for questioning a bishop accused by a nun of raping her multiple times, following days of protests by other nuns and supporters. Bishop Franco Mullackal, who has rejected the accusations, has been called for questioning in the southern state of Kerala on September 19, the Press Trust of India reported.
India's top court on Monday upheld death sentences for three men convicted over the notorious 2012 gang-rape and murder of a woman that sparked national protests and soul-searching.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday called for fast-track investigations and special courts to hear child rape cases amid an upsurge in deadly sex crimes.
India's government on Saturday approved the death penalty for child rapists, after the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl and a series of other horrific sexual assaults caused nationwide outrage.
An Indian court on Wednesday ordered 12 media companies to pay $15,000 each to a compensation fund for victims of sexual violence after they published the name of an eight-year-old girl who was gang raped and murdered.
The body of a seven-year-old girl who had been raped and strangled was found in India Tuesday, compounding outrage over a series of horrific sexual attacks on women or girls.