Newsletter for the month of September 2016

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Dibrugarh varsity studentassaulted, two arrested
Source: The Shillong Times, 1September 2016

Two persons identified as Imran and Jaheen, were arrested by police in connectionwith assault on a girl student of Dibrugarh University’s in Assam while policewere on the look-out for four others involved in the case. Police informed thatsix persons travelling in a Tata Sumo which was seized by police later,abducted the student after she had alighted alone from a night bus at Dibrugarhtown in eastern Assam in the wee hours of Tuesday. Read More

186 cases of sexual offencesagainst women in Arunachal in 2015
Source: The Arunachal Times, 1September 2016

A total of 186 cases of sexual offences against women have been reported inArunachal Pradesh in 2015.

The sexual offences cases included rape, attempt to commit rape, assault on womenwith intent to outrage her modesty and insult to modesty of women. Among thenorth eastern states, Assam reported a highest of 6,636 sexual offences againstwomen, followed by 609 in Tripura, 231 such cases in Meghalaya, 141 in Mizoram,133 in Manipur, 53 in Nagaland and 29 such crimes in Sikkim, as per NationalCrime Records Bureau (NCRB) data released on Wednesday. Read More

NEHU research scholar sexuallyharassed by Professor
Source: The Sangai Express / PTI,2 September 2016

Normal functioning of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) was affected today asstudents demanded immediate removal of a professor who allegedly sexuallyharassed a research scholar. The students complained that a Dean of the Schoolof Social Sciences sexually harassed a research scholar of the Historydepartment on August 26. Following the alleged incident, she made a writtencomplaint to the university authorities that referred the case to the NEHUWomen's Cell. Read More

Minor girl raped-murdered,private tutor held
Source: The Arunachal Times, 2September 2016

The body of a minor girl, allegedly raped by her private tutor, was found buried ina tea garden in Assam’s Cachar district, police said today. The girl had goneto her private tutor’s house near Haticherra tea garden in Borkhola area of thedistrict on July 28 but was missing since then. Read More

Minor rape accused escapes from Childline
Source: The Shillong Times, 3September 2016

A13-year-old boy who was apprehended by Jowai Police for allegedly raping aneight-year-old girl and attempting to rape another seven-year-old escaped fromChildline here on Wednesday. The mother of the eight-year-old girl, a residentof Iawthymme, Ladthadlaboh, Jowai lodged a complaint that Read More

12 kids rescued, 3 traffickersarrested
Source: The Shillong Times, 6September 2016

Atleast 12 children have been rescued and three suspected traffickers werearrested here by Railway Protection Force. “Continuing its drive against humantraffickers, Railway Protection Force personnel of Rangiya rescued five boysand seven girls from traffickers,” Northeast Frontier Railway ChiefSpokesperson Pranav Jyoti Sharma told PTI. Read More

HC reopens ‘juvenile rapist’ case
Source: The Shillong Times, 6September 2016

In a setback to an accused who posed as a juvenile to escape punishment for therape of a minor girl the High Court of Meghalaya has held that there is notenough evidence to declare the accused as juvenile and set aside the earlierorder of the POCSO court. The matter relates to one Raymidi Kharsahnoh, who was21 years old when he allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl in 2013, according tothe petitioner, who is the mother of the victim. ReadMore

Binalakshmi Nepram to attend largest women's rights forum in Brazil
Source: The Sangai Express, 6 September 2016

BinalakshmiNepram has been selected amongst a few in the world to attend the 13thInternational Forum on Women's Rights and Development to be held in Brazil thisweek. The forum is being convened by Association for Women's Rights inDevelopment (AWID) from September 8 to 11 at Costa do Sauipe in the State ofBahia, Brazil. Read More

Girl raped repeatedly
Source: The Shillong Times, 7September 2016

A woman from Tura lodged a complaint that on August 28, one Hira Marak went toher house at Chitoktak, Tura (WGH) and forcibly took her 14-year-old daughterto Garobadha where she was repeatedly raped by one Ram. On September 3, policetraced the girl and handed her over to the complainant.

Maid tortured
Source: The Shillong Times, 7September 2016

In a case of domestic violence, a 13-year-old girl who was employed as a domestichelp was physically tortured by her employer in the city. According to police,the employer Dasuk Rani allegedly tortured the girl in her residence at MawlaiMawdatbaki. The victim was sent to Civil Hospital Shillong for treatment andlater handed over to Fernando Transit Home, Mawlai.

Man held for rape of 10-year-old step daughter
Source: The Shillong Times, 8September 2016

A man has been arrested in South West Khasi Hills district on Wednesday forraping his 10-year-old step-daughter. Police said the accused, MillingstoneKhardewsaw, raped the minor at her residence at Rangblang in the district onSeptember 4. He was arrested on Tuesday. Read More

Two women found murdered in Mizoram
Source: The Shillong Times, 9September 2016

Two women were brutally murdered in a jhum near Chhuarlung hamlet in Saiha districtof Mizoram last night, police said. Elizabeth (28) of Chhuarlung hamlet wasfound inside her jhum hut in a naked state, with her arms tied behind,fractured neck and several injuries on the back of her head and forehead. Herhead was covered with ‘thlangra’, a bamboo tray for sifting and winnowinggrain. Read More

CME programme on investigation ofrape: a multi-disciplinary approach was held
Source: IT News / DIPR, 10 September 2016

Departmentof Forensic Medicine, JN Institute of Medical Sciences, Porompat, Imphal hasorganised CME (Continuing Medical Education) programme on Investigation ofRape: A multi-disciplinary approach was held today at JNIMS Auditorium. Theinaugural function of the programme was graced by Home Minister ShriGaikhangam, Director JNIMS Shri L.Debendra Read More  

ENPUD expresses concern overrampant child trafficking
Source: The Nagaland Post , 10 September 2016

Taking serious note on the occurrence of unwanted incidents due to rampant childtrafficking and abuses, and violence against children, the Eastern NagalandPeople’s Union Dimapur (ENPUD) has appealed to all its tribal units to remainvigilant and strictly adhere to its decision. In its notification, ENPUDpresident, M.C Ongbou Chang and general secretary, M .Jeange Yanlem, appealedto all the Read More

Manipuri girl raped in Gurgaon
Source: The Sangai Express /IANS,12 September 2016

An electrician has been arrested for raping a 16-year-old girl from Manipur related to him by marriage, police said on Sunday. Police said the 16-year girlfrom Manipur, who had come to Gurgaon only two days ago, filed a complaint ofsexual assault against S Dass, who is the brother-in-law of her elder sister.DLF phase-1 police station chief Amit Kumar told IANS that accused Dass, 26,has been arrested after a case of rape and under the Protection of Childrenfrom Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered. 

Six ‘rapists’ arrested in GaroHills
Source: The Shillong Times, 12September 2016

Avillage defence party has saved a girl from the clutches of five men who were trying to gang-rape her.

The girl from a village near Dalu in Assam met a man whom she knew from a telephoneconversation, outside Garobadha town a few days ago. The man, along with hisfour friends, took the girl to Kalapani village near Hallidayganj on the Assamside of the border and tried to rape her. Read More

15-year-old gang-raped in WKH
 Source:The Shillong Times, 15 September 2016

In a shocking incident, a 15-year-old girl was gang-raped by six unidentifiedmiscreants at Myriaw village (WKH) on September 11. It is yet to be known ifany arrest has been made in this case. Meanwhile, on September 14 a complaintwas lodged by a 17-year-old girl that her uncle had been molesting and rapingher from 2010 to 2012. The girl said that her uncle, Lampher Kharpran (50 yrs)had committed the crime at his residence at Jaiaw Laitdom, Shillong. Read More

Church elder repeatedly raped minor
Source: The Shillong Times, 17September 2016

A 16-year-old girl was repeatedly raped for a year by the husband of her maternalaunt who was an Elder of a Presbyterian Church. The accused, Lampher Kharpan(50), was excommunicated after the Church received a complaint from the motherof the victim. Read More

Manipuri transgenders demand apology from minister over attack
Source: The Shillong Times, 18September 2016

 Artistes,lyricists and transgenders in Manipur are up in arms against state RuralDevelopment Minister Moirangthem Okendra after his security guards allegedlybeat up a popular transgender artiste here. The artiste, lyricists andtransgenders who on Friday staged a sit-in protest have served an ultimatum toOkendra to tender an apology within seven days or face ReadMore

Step-father rapes 12-yr-old
Source: The Shillong Times, 20September 2016

A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her step-father at Ladthalaboh in WestJaintia Hills. Police said the incident took place on September 8, when oneDaioh Hadem raped his step-daughter in his residence at Ladthalaboh.  However, an FIR was filed only two days backand the accused is yet to be arrested.

Man held for rape attempt
Source: The Sangai Express, 21 September 2016

Lilong police have arrested a 34-year-old man who allegedly attempted to rape a14-year-old girl at Lilong Arapti Lamkhai. Apart from constituting a JACagainst the incident, Lilong Arapti Maning Leikai locals staged asit-in-protest and conducted a public meeting in this regard today. JACconvenorMayengbam Jinat said that the girl is a Class VIII student and the incidenthappened on September 18. Read More

Juvenile centres, shelter homesfor women: CM
Source: The Arunachal Times, 21September 2016

The state govt would be opening more juvenile centres and shelter homes for womenin the state.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu informed this to the members of Arunachal Pradesh StateCommission for Women (APSCW) who had called on him on Tuesday. Assuring toextend cooperation to all women’s welfare activities being taken up by theAPSCW, the CM said that the state government will take full measures toguarantee that women are assured equal right and freedom to pursue their Read More

Step-dad arrested for raping minor
Source: The Shillong Times, 27September 2016

The man who was accused of raping his teenage step-daughter last Friday wasarrested on Monday, police said. North Garo Hills police said Abrey Sangmaraped the 16-year-old girl in a forest in Rongmil close to Dokhongsi. Sangmawas taking her step-daughter to Dokhongsi en route Rongmil on the morning ofSeptember 23    on the pretext of somework. Instead of taking the usual road, the man took the way through thejungle. Read More

Five youths of Manipur attacked in Bengaluru
Source: The Sangai Express, 30September 2016

 In separate incidents, five youths from Manipur were attacked by two persons onSeptember 25 and 26 in Bangalore under the jurisdiction of Ashoknagar PoliceStation. The assailants first attacked a person while he was returning homefrom work with knives on September 25 at around 11:30 pm. The attackers fledwhen the victim shouted for help. Again at 2:45 am the next day, the sameassailants waylaid three North East people who were dropping a friend in aHonda Dio. Read More

KV principal, teacher held for students’ rape
Source: The Shillong Times, 30September 2016

The principal in charge of Kendriya Vidyalaya Tura and a senior teacher of theschool were arrested on Thursday afternoon for the alleged rape of two schoolstudents. The arrests took place after two students narrated their tale ofordeal to other students and their families. Commandant of the 120 CRPF Bnbased at Tura, R.K. Behara, also stands accused of attempting to whisk away theprincipal from the school premises after students raised a hue and cry over theincident. Read More

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