September 4, 2007

DNA - Sept 4th, 2007
Minor allegdly raped and killed by neighbourPTI
Tuesday, September 04, 2007 14:20 IST

LUCKNOW: A minor girl was allegedly raped and murdered by her neighbour here on Tuesday, following which locals lynched the man leading to his death.

Police sources said that on being informed that the three-year-old girl had been missing since morning, they rushed to Rakabganj locality and on suspicion checked the house of a neighbour and recovered the body.

The recovery of the body sent shock waves among the locals who turned their ire on the neighbour, who had earlier too faced rape charges and had undergone imprisonment.

He was lynched by the locals and died in a trauma centre later, police said.

The body of the girl has been sent for post-mortem.

Mumbai Mirror - Sept 4th
Priest held for trying to rape minor girl Jayaraj Sivan
Chennai: Police arrested a temple priest at Omalur in Salem district on Sunday for attempting to rape a 12-year-old girl.

The incident took place on August 28 when the girl, along with her friends, was playing in front of Chengammal temple near Omalur. The temple priest K Govindasamy enticed her and took her behind the temple and attempted to rape her. She was saved when two of her friends heared her cries and rushed to her rescue. Govindasamy, while releasing her, threatened that he would kill her if she informed anybody. Out of fear, she and her friends kept their mouth shut for a few days. Finally, she informed her parents. Based on a complaint made by her father Arunachalam, Omalur police arrested Govindasamy. He has been remanded to custody.

Priest held on sodomy charges
Patna: A priest has been arrested on charges of sodomizing a minor boy in a Bihar village, police said.

Baba Ramdas, a priest in Sonepur village of Saran district, allegedly lured eight-year-old Suraj with the help of close aide Aniket Kumar Singh. Aniket is absconding from the village. The boy's father told the police that Suraj was treated at home for four days after complaining of bleeding and pain.

Baba Ramdas has denied the charge.

Gulf news
Tutor caught on videotape molesting two schoolgirls
By Bassam Za'za', Staff Reporter
Published: September 04, 2007, 00:37

Dubai: A seven-year-old schoolgirl in her statement against a 62-year-old suspect, charged with molestation said she did not like her tutor because he molested her sister and her.

The Egyptian suspect, I.I., who is a retired teacher, has pleaded innocent of molesting the two Emirati sisters while giving them private lessons before the Dubai Court of First Instance.

The Public Prosecution charged the suspect with molesting the sisters, both under the age of ten during private lessons.


He denied his charges though the schoolgirls' uncle video filmed the suspected crime secretly and handed the tape to the authorities.

The footage on the tape was blurred but the suspect was heard passing salacious remarks, according to court records.

The seven-year-old girl said: "I hate the teacher. He touches us every time he comes to our house."

The girls' mother said in her statement: "One of my daughters once complained of pains in her back and belly. When I asked her why, she claimed that the teacher had been touching her. I informed my husband and my brother-in-law who kept a watch on the teacher during one of the lessons. He also fixed a secret camera to be able to confirm that what had been happening was true."

The uncle said: "I secretly observed the suspect from a window and saw the seven-year-old girl hitting him with a book and walking away from him. Then when he asked her to come close to him, she jumped back when he touched her." He told the police what he heard on the tape.

The court will rule on the case soon.

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