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3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
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Friday, 17 October 2014

As if There Isn't Enough Rape in India - It Appears that False Accusations May be Increasing

There are a lot of rapes in India, their culture of rape has been documented here several times, going back several hundred years. But, it seems there may be a 'cottage industry' of rape accusations developing, that may or may not be true. Judge for yourself how many of these cases have merit.

PUNE: A special court for protection of children from sexual offences act here has rejected the bail plea of a man who is facing trial for allegedly raping his two daughters.

The court of special judge Prachi P Kulkarni ruled on October 13 that the father (name withheld to protect identities of the two survivors) was not entitled to bail considering the evidence on record and the fact that the two girls submitted before the court that they were raped by their father.

"The father, instead of being the protector of his two daughters, sexually harassed them and put their life in miserable condition," the court observed. It has relied on the evidence including a report of medical examination of the two girls, the documents that verified their age to be below 16 years at the time when they were sexually assaulted, and the spot panchanama.

The Sassoon Hospital authorities, who examined the two survivors, mentioned in their report that "there is possibility of rape."

According to police, the father committed repeated acts of sexual assault on the two girls during the year 2013-14. The two survivors maintained silence under pressure and threats from their father, who worked as a telephone operator in a private firm.

However, on June 24, the elder daughter mustered courage and told her mother about the incidents. The accused also assaulted the mother when she confronted him. She then consulted her parents and maternal relatives and lodged a complaint on June 26. The father was arrested and charged under the special enactment of the protection of children from sexual offences act.

On August 22, the police filed a charge sheet in the special court. The court framed charges on October 10 against the accused, following which he moved a bail application. The accused, in the application, has claimed that he is being framed by his wife, with help from his daughters, because of a property dispute between the couple.

SURAT: The joint district and additional sessions judge, DA Joshi, refused to grant bail to Narayan Sai, son of tainted religious preacher Asaram and the main accused in raping a woman from city.

The judge noted that evidence might be tempered if bail is granted to Sai at this juncture. He also noted that when an attack has already taken place on the husband of the rape survivor and on other witnesses in the case, it would not be wise to grant bail to the accused.

A woman had filed a complaint of rape against Sai in Jahangirpura police station of the city on October 6, 2013 alleging that she was repeatedly raped and tortured in the Jahangirpura ashram in 2001-02 and kept in unlawful confinement.

Sai was arrested from near New Delhi on December 4, 2013 and is in jail since December 19.

In March, Surat police had filed a 1,000-page chargesheet in the court of chief judicial magistrate J N Thakkar here on Saturday. Sai has been charged under IPC Sections 354, 376,377,357 and 342. Three other co-accused — Ganga, Jamuna and Hanuman — were among the 30 booked under various charges for helping him carry out the crime. The statements of 153 witnesses have also been recorded.

A city civil and sessions court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to Karthik Gowda, 28, son of railway minister DV Sadananda Gowda. Karthik faces a complaint filed by a Kannada film actress accusing him of marrying her by force and raping her.

The actress, 27, had filed the complaint with RT Nagar police on August 7. police on August 7.

A non-bailable arrest warrant was issued by a lower court, prompting police to make several attempts to trace Karthik and even swoop down on places where they suspected him to be hiding.

Sessions judge GB Mudigouder granted bail to Karthik and directed him to produce Rs 2 lakh bond with two sureties. He was directed to appear before the investigating officer whenever summoned and visit the RT Nagar policestation on the 15th and 30th of every month to sign the station register.

He was also directed to cooperate with investiga tion and not tamper with evidence or influence witnesses.

The judge further directed Karthik that if any condition is violated the bail petition will be cancelled. Judge Mudigouder's 62-page order said there is confusion in the complaint filed by the actress as she has stated that Karthik is her husband.In the same complaint she has alleged that he had raped her. She filed the complaint two months after the rape, the judge said.

Counsel representing the complainant said they will challenge the order before the high court on Wednesday . The actress denied that the interim bail was a setback to her. She said she respected the court order and hoped to get justice in the case.

PANAJI: Goa University's PhD student Kashinath Dhumaskar, who was arrested in an alleged rape case more than a month ago, was released on conditional bail by the additional sessions judge, North Goa, Vijaya D Pol, on Saturday.

The accused was arrested on June 6, following a complaint by the victim's brother that his sister was raped by the accused on May 25 in a hotel room. Advocate Menino Teles, who appeared on behalf of the accused, had argued that it was a false complaint of rape and that they had been seeing each other for a long time. Even after May 25, they went out together till her brother, on seeing her mobile, lodged a complaint.

While granting bail, the judge said, "No doubt the alleged offence is heinous in nature but the conduct of the victim girl herself and the stage of investigation do not warrant further detention of the accused in custody."

The judge observed that the very statement of the victim showed that she willingly went along with the accused and even after the alleged rape, he "kept meeting the victim as usual".

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Monday granted anticipatory bail on a personal bond of Rs25,000 to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena candidate Sudhakar Khade from Kavathe-Mahankal constituency in Sangli in a case of alleged rape.

Former home minister R R Patil, who is contesting from that constituency, had stated that his rival should have committed rape after the polls.

Justice Mridula Bhatkar heard Khade's petition after a lower court rejected his plea. His petition said he was being framed by rivals and apprehending it, he had written to the director-general of police and chief justice of the HC.

A woman had filed an FIR on October 1, alleging that Khade had sexually assaulted her. She referred to an incident six months ago and another a fortnight before. The complainant, a 41-year-old widow, lived in the outhouse of a bungalow owned by Jaymala Kharade-Patil. The bungalow was mortgaged to Khade's wife Shweta.

However there were disputes between the owner and Shweta after cheques were dishonoured. A civil suit was also filed.

Khade's petition said the complainant was accompanied by the owner, who had signed on the FIR.

Justice Bhatkar questioned if Khade was being framed. Public prosecutor Sandeep Shinde said Khade has a criminal background, including two complaints of rape and of outraging the modesty of a woman, and also under the Arms Act. Granting him relief from arrest, the judge has posted the matter after three weeks, directing the investigating officer to explain why Kharade-Patil's endorsement was taken on the FIR.