Sep 1, 2013

Studious victim had high hopes

The 23-year-old rape victim whose assault and death shook India and captured the attention of the world was the daughter of an airport baggage handler who was studying hard and who harbored big ambitions. She enrolled four years ago on a physiotherapy course in ...

Jun 24, 2013

Callers flood New Delhi's hotline for women

The phones ring without a break. On one line, a girl says she was raped by a neighbor. “Please do not tell my parents because they will stop me from going out of the house,” the caller, who says she’s 15, pleads with a ...

Indian lawmakers OK tough rape law

Mar 21, 2013

Indian lawmakers OK tough rape law

India’s lower house of Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill toughening punishment for sex offenders — including the death penalty if a victim dies — after the fatal gang-rape of a student sparked national outrage. Members of the decision-making lower house approved the legislation, ...

Jurors stress 'fairness' of sentences for rapists

Mar 7, 2013

Jurors stress 'fairness' of sentences for rapists

After helping deliver prison sentences Friday to two U.S. servicemen guilty of rape, lay judges in a high-profile trial in Okinawa said they suppressed personal emotions to keep their judgment unclouded by anger toward the U.S. military bases in the prefecture. “The defendant is ...

7-year-old girl raped in Delhi school

Mar 3, 2013

7-year-old girl raped in Delhi school

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police Friday outside a New Delhi hospital where a 7-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted at school was admitted earlier in the day, police said. Angry youths hurled stones at buses and police, who then used batons to break ...

Mar 2, 2013

U.S. sailors get nine, 10 years for rape

Two U.S. sailors were given prison terms of nine and 10 years on Friday for raping and injuring a Japanese woman in her 20s in Okinawa in October. A panel of three professional and six lay judges at the Naha District Court handed a ...