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India’s CBI charges five in death of Unnao rape victim’s father

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday charged five people, including the brother of a lawmaker from the ruling party, in relation to the death of the father of a teenage girl raped last year. Atul Singh Sengar, the brother of the arrested lawmaker, along with four others were accused of brutally assaulting the rape victim’s father who “sustained serious injuries”, the CBI said in a statement. The five are in custody. More than 100 rapes are reported in India every day, but strong political…

India’s rape victims denied speedy justice

India launched fast-track courts and a tougher rape law that included the death penalty after a gruesome assault on a young woman shocked the country in 2012, but crime statistics indicate the situation has got worse, not better, since then. The data was collated by Reuters amid mounting public anger over crimes against women after two horrific cases in recent months that has, once again, cast a harsh light on systemic problems plaguing the country’s police and courts. The gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl…