Newsletter for the month of August 2016

Thursday, January 12, 2017

One held for raping minor
Source: The Shillong Times, 3August 2016

Police on Tuesday arrested one person for allegedly raping a nine-year-old girl in avillage in Umsning, Ri Bhoi. Police said that one Dralwel Khymdeit (26) rapedthe  at Sonidan village under Umsningoutpost on Monday following which a complaint was lodged leading to his arrest. 

Mentally challenged minor raped
Source: The Shillong Times, 4August 2016

An eleven-year-old mentally unstable girl was allegedly raped in West Garo Hillson July 24. According to Police, the girl was raped at Lower Wadagokgre villageby one Mozifur Sheikh.

Girl found dead
Source: The Sangai Express, 5 August 2016

A young girl was found dead under mysterious circum- stances inside her house atH Wajang Village under Teng-noupal police station in Chandel district today.The deceased individual is identified as one M Lam-neikim Haokip (21) D/o Thenjang Haokip of Peljang village in Chandel district and presently staying atH Wajang Village near Pallel. Read More

Mentally challenged girl raped
Source: The Shillong Times, 5August 2016

A 25-year-old mentally unstable woman was allegedly raped by one Roson Chettri inSohra. A complaint in this regard was lodged on July 30. It may be mentionedthat this is not the first instance of rape of a mentally unstable girl. Lastmonth, an 11-year-old mentally unstable girl was allegedly raped in West GaroHills.

Two minor girls go missing fromBSF School in city
Source: The Shillong Times, 6August 2016

In a shocking incident, two minor girl students have gone missing from BSF PrimarySchool located in the campus of BSF headquarters at Nongmynsong. The mother ofone the missing girls – Pema Sherpa – filed an FIR that her 8 year old daughterwho is a student of class IV and one of her classmates and friend Anisha S.Bhagat went missing during school hours on Thursday. Read More

Shop owner accused of molestation
Source: The Shillong Times, 6August 2016

One person identified as Asif Ansari who allegedly molested two of his femaleworkers in his mobile phone store at Motphran was escorted to Lumdeingjripolice station on Thursday after a mob of over 100 people gathered outside hisshop– Cell Point after he was accused of molesting two female workers, 16 and19 years old, police said on Thursday. Read More

Missing minor girls traced in Delhi
Source: The Shillong Times, 7August 2016

 The two students of BSF Primary School at Nongmynsong who had gone missing onThursday were found at the Old Delhi railway station on Saturday evening. Theofficer in-charge of the railway police in New Delhi said the duo, Pema Sherpaand Anisha S Bhagat, both students of Class IV, were found on one of theplatforms around 4pm. Read More

Man held for raping teenager
Source: The Shillong Times, 8August 2016

A man was arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl on the pretext ofproviding her a job here, police said on Sunday. Nabin Sohanlal Bedi, 24,landed in the police net yesterday following a complaint filed by the victim.The incident took place on July 28, police said. “The victim told the policethat the accused called her up on July 27 and informed her about a job vacancy.Read More

Minor raped by fish-seller, pregnant
Source: The Shillong Times, 8August 2016

A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl in southeastDelhi’s Givindpuri area, police said on Sunday. The matter came to light whenthe girl was taken for health check up to a doctor who diagnosed her to be sixmonths pregnant, said a senior police officer. Later, the victim revealed thatshe was raped by a local fish-seller who had threatened to kill her if she toldanyone about it. (PTI)

Two brothers 'rape' two sisters
Source: The Sangai Express, 9 August 2016

Two brothers allegedly raped two sisters at Haorang Sabal, Imphal West districtunder Lamsang police station today afternoon. According to information culledfrom the spot, local people rounded up Konthoujam Nando (45) and his youngerbrother Gandhi (32) this afternoon on the charge that they allegedly raped twogirls who are sisters.

School girl raped
Source: The Shillong Times, 9August 2016

A class X student was allegedly raped after a man forcibly entered her rentedaccommodation at Nartiang village on Friday. According to a complaint filed with Nartiang police, the accused, IalamTalang also warned the minor not to report the matter to anyone.

Minor girl raped
Source: The Nagaland Post, 12 August 2016

In a delayed report, one person age around 20 was arrested on Friday for allegedlyraping a minor girl. According to sources, the incident took place in Kohima onAugust 11 night, and the accused was kept in police custody. No further detailscould be ascertained citing reasons that the matter was under investigation.

Three trafficked girls rescued,Addl SP appeals village elders
Source: The Sangai Express, 12 August 2016

A team of Thoubal police rescued three girls from two traffickers at KakchingLamkhai. In a statement, Rakesh Balawal, Additional SP(Ops), Thoubal said thatthe girls were rescued after a source reported of some minor girls beingtrafficked from Churachandpur to Moreh on August 10. A team of Thoubal policeincluding women police of- ficers conducted a massive operation wherein onesus- pected Maruti Suzuki Ecco was stopped at a check point at KakchingLamkhai. Read More

Mentally ill minor girl sexually assaulted
Source: The Shillong Times, 18August 2016 

An11-year-old mentally ill girl was allegedly sexually assaulted after she wentmissing from a village in East Jaintia Hills. The girl’s mother filed acomplaint that her 11-year-old daughter was found missing from her residence atDkhiah East village, East Jaintia Hills on August 13. The next morning, shelearnt that her daughter had been sexually assaulted and was admitted at CHCKhliehriat.

MPHRC slams State for risingcrime against women
Source: The Shillong Times, 19August 2016

The Meghalaya People’s Human Rights Council (MPHRC) has slammed the Stategovernment for turning a blind eye towards rising crime against women andcalled for the need for greater gender sensitization. In a statement issued onWednesday, MPHRC chief Dino D.G. Dympep said the Forensic Medicine needs toplay an important role in early detection, providing expert medico-legal andscientific reports at the earliest Read More

State girl fights back molesterat Delhi
Source: The Sangai Express, 20 August 2016

A 26 year old girl from Manipur, identified as Nungboi Singsit gallantly foughtback a man who tried to molest and rape her yesterday at Khirki extension, NewDelhi. The incident occurred while the girl was returning home from the market,said Nodal Officer for North East People, Delhi, IGP Robin Read More

Body of missing city girl foundat Umiam
Source: The Shillong Times, 20August 2016

The body of 16-year-old Salma Ahmed, who went missing earlier this month, wasrecovered by Ri Bhoi police from Umiam Lake on Friday. Informing this , EastKhasi Hills district police chief  MKharkrang said the cause of her death would be known after the post-mortem onSaturday. The case is being investigated by East Khasi Hills police. Read More

Man accused of rape attempt on minor step daughter
Source: The Shillong Times, 22August 2016

A man has been accused of attempting to rape his 9-year-old stepdaughter bytaking her to a nearby forest on April 30. After the child narrated theincident to the mother recently, on August 12, the man identified as FrancisMawthoh, in an inebriated state between 7:30 PM and 8 PM beat up the child andhis wife and even locked the minor in a room. Read More

Suicide angle in city girl’s death
Source: The Shillong Times, 23August 2016

The teenage girl from Lower Lumpering, whose body was found in Umiam Lake lastweek, was carrying a seven-month-old female foetus. Though the post-mortemreport is yet to be submitted to police, sources privy to the procedureconfirmed this here on Monday adding that 16-year-old  Salma Ahmed committed suicide. Read More

Minor girl rescued
Source: The Sangai Express, 23 August2016

A minor girl from Senapati district who wastrafficked to New Delhi in 2014 was brought back to her home in Senapati onAugust 21, our correspondent reports. She was taken to Delhi by a woman whopromised her job in a beauty parlour at Guwahati. Read More

Women MLAs rue rise in crimes against fairer sex
Source: The Shillong Times, 25August 2016

Women legislators in Meghalaya are alarmed at the rise in the crime graph inShillong, particularly crimes against women and the girl child. They have madea call to women and girls to remain vigilant.

Speakingto reporters here on Wednesday, Urban Affairs Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh saidwomen need social and political empowerment even as she lamented that thesystem has become depraved and respect for woman has degraded. Read More

Woman trafficker held, 7 girls rescued
Source: The Shillong Times, 26August 2016

Delhi police with support from Garo Hills police have reportedly broken a humantrafficking ring involving a woman from North Garo Hills and rescued sevenvictims recently. According to police and NGO sources, a woman identified asRadhika N. Marak of Thapa Darengchi, under Mendipathar police station in NorthGaro Hills district had been allegedly wooing innocent girls from Garo Hills, Read More

Minor raped by juvenile neighbor
Source: The Shillong Times, 29August 2016

A 12-year-old girl was raped allegedly by herjuvenile neighbour at his friend’s house in Ranhola area of west Delhi,following which the accused has been detained on Sunday, police said. In herstatement before the magistrate, the girl, a student of class V, alleged thaton Wednesday the accused took her to his friend’s house on some pretext and rapedher while his friend stood guard outside the room, a senior police officersaid. Read More

Demand for rigorous actionagainst rape-accused cabbie
Source: The Shillong Times, 30August 2016

The HANM women’s wing has demanded stringent action against one Ronald Wahlang, alocal taxi driver, who has been accused of raping two minor school girls. BetyJyrwa and A. Rapsang of the HANM’s women wing claimed that the alleged rape ofthe two minor girls took place on the evening of August 25. Read More

Molestation: NEHUSU protest today
Source: The Shillong Times, 31August 2016

The North Eastern Hill University Students’ Union (NEHUSU) will protest on theuniversity campus on Wednesday against the alleged molestation of a researchscholar by a teacher. A NEHUSU functionary said the protest will be held at thecentral library. According to NEHUSU, the teacher was harassing the researchscholar for a long time. NEHUSU will also submit a memorandum against theteacher to the university authorities.

Assam: Suspected Bodo militant’sfire at Kokrajhar market, 13 killed
Source: Hindustan Times

Suspected Bodo rebels killed 13 people at a crowded marketplace in Assam’s Kokrajhardistrict on Friday, police said, potentially throwing up the first majormilitancy-related challenge for the new BJP-led government in the northeasternstate. Sixteen people were injured in the attack at Balajan Tiniali, nearly 220km west of Guwahati. Full Article

Indian activist ends 16-year fast overmilitary powers

A 44-year-old activist who had been on a hunger strike for almost 16 years toprotest against alleged brutality by India's military in the country'snortheastern state of Manipur ended her protest on Tuesday. IromSharmila said that she plans to stand as an independent candidate in electionsearly next year. Sharmila had not eaten any foodvoluntarily since November 5, 2000, when she began her protest against anIndian law that suspends Full Article

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