Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

Nov 25, 2018, 17:15 IST
  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    In November 17, 2018, Andheri resident Ashmita Jaggi was abused and theatened by allegedly two drunken men who harassed and threatened her and her friend over a parking spot. The incident occurred when Jaggi and her friends were heading to a restaurant located close to the Citi Mall on the Andheri Link road. She waited outside for a red Hyundai Eon to move so she could park, while some of her friends went in to get a table. Jaggi wrote in a Facebook post, "We patiently waited. After 10 minutes, I witnessed a heavy man waddling his way to the driver's seat. He started the car and reversed it...before I knew it, he bangs into my car from behind." The Amboli police arrested the two accused

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    The airport police arrested a 38-year-old Juhu resident in November 2018 for allegedly duping many women to the tune of lakhs by posing as a businessman on matrimonial websites. Explaining the accused's modus operandi, an officer said that over the last one year, Mahesh Kulkarni had created profiles on various matrimonial sites as a paid member to target good-looking and well-off women -most of them being widowed, separated or single. The matter came to light when a Bengaluru-based woman flew up to Mumbai and approached the airport police after being cheated. He was arrested

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    The Mumbai Crime Branch in November 2018 saved tens of girls, who were set to be sent out of the country for prostitution. The officers recovered and seized 60 passports from the three arrested accused; the passports are of different women staying in remote and poor regions across India. The crime branch arrested the main accused, Farid Ul Haque Azizul Haque alias Tipu, 44, a Dubai hotelier, and two job placement agents, Mohammad Kamaal Shaikh and Tinku Dinesh Raj. Of these 60 women, several knew for what purpose they were being sent abroad, while others didn't, an officer said

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    Acting on a tip-off from the International Justice Mission (IJM), the Thane police's anti-human trafficking cell rescued six girls from a brothel in Bhiwandi in the wee hours of October 20, 2018. Two of the six girls are from Karnataka. One of them is a 17-year-old. She was brought to the city three years ago by her boyfriend, who then sold her to a brothel-keeper in Turbhe. The police were not able to nab the brothel-keeper, who continues to be on the run, but they managed to apprehend one of her employees

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    Thane police raided a dance bar in August 2018 and arrested 12 people for who allegedly indulged in obscenity. Around six women, between the age group of 20 to 35 years, were rescued after the raid at the Vitthalwadi bar. These women who were rescued were then huddled in a small room which was concealed behind a toilet and the bar's management did not pay any attention towards their safety. These women who were rescued were then huddled in a small room which was concealed behind a toilet and the bar's management did not pay any attention towards their safety

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    An unknown person allegedly molested a Masters student of Mumbai University (MU) inside a toilet of the Ranade Bhawan building at the Kalina campus in August 2018. According to the complaint filed by her with the Women Development Cell of the varsity, when the man groped her from behind she tried to resist, but he pushed her and ran away. Narrating the incident, she also said that she couldn't see the person's face, as after he pushed her, she fell down. Even before she could get to her feet, the person had escaped and the lack of CCTv made it impossible to identify the person

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    Divine retribution was finally served to one Asad Rizvi, 43, in the holy month of Ramzan for cheating several women under the garb of zakat donation. The engineer was arrested in May 2018. This was the fruit of two years worth of efforts NGO worker Saima Sayyad, one of the women he'd cheated, took to track him down. According to the police, Rizvi would pose as an Intelligence Bureau officer or the joint director of the Enforcement Directorate and claim he could help people raise funds for charity. He is also believed to have duped a Dubai-based investor of Rs 9 crore

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    A 26-year-old banker lodged a complaint of molestation against Dr Gurugokul Bhaskaran Guruswami, with Mundhwa police in Pune in April 2018. The doctor was arrested after a complaint was filed. The banker said she suffered from polycystic ovary syndrome, and came across Dr. Guruswami on Facebook who was organising a medical camp at a five-star hotel. The banker said that the accused touched her stomach and then lifted her t-shirt and touched her inappropriately. He also touched her private parts. It was further revealed that during the medical camp, the doctor had molested many women. The doctor was arrested and sent to judicial custody

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    Mumbai crime branch who were on their way back from investigating a murder case, spotted two women shouting and chasing a man on Santacruz in January 2018. Upon enquiring with the women, they found out that the man had just molested one of them and was running off. The crime branch unit IX officials immediately joined the chase and followed the man for about ten minutes through the unusually empty lanes connecting Santacruz and Khar West. They finally nabbed the man and handed him over to the Khar police for further action

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    Sold into prostitution in a new country where she knew no one, a 21-year-old Bangladeshi girl managed to escape from a Grant Road brothel with nothing but sheer courage and a little bit of luck. Lured by job, she landed in Mumbai but figured out what had happened, and resisted all attempts to force her into prostitution. In retaliation, the brothel runners locked her in a dark room and tortured her for five days, hoping to break her spirit. However, she managed to flee and reported the matter to cops. The police raided the brothel, but by then, the place had been abandoned. She was sent to rehabilitation centre

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    In October 2017, the Pune police arrested a 32-year-old architect for allegedly duping nearly 150 women on the pretext of preparing their portfolios and giving them opportunities in films and advertisements. Not only this, he has also cheated a number of photographers from Mumbai, Pune and Goa, whom he used to assign the job of clicking the photographs

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    Matrimony was money for conman Sanjay Ramkisan Verma. Posing as a divorcee, the 37-year-old would approach women on a matrimonial website, marry them, only to extort lakhs and flee. He cheated at least five women, one of whom came forward in May 2017 to register a case against him, claiming he has cheated her of Rs 10 lakh. He is currently absconding

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    The anti-human trafficking cell of the Thane crime branch busted a prostitution racket in March 2017, arrested a pimp and rescued four women. The cell had received a tip-off that Ajay Govind Rathod alias Ambarish (31), a waiter at a bar, was operating a prostitution racket in Thane. Accordingly, they laid a trap and approached Rathod as a fake customer. After the deal was finalised, Rathod and four women arrived at the meeting spot in Thane on the night of March 8, 2017. He was then nabbed

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    As many as four persons in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat allegedly cut off a girl’s ears after she resisted their attempts to sexually assault her. The gruesome incident happened on January 4, 2017. According to reports, four men reportedly barged into the girl's house and tried to gangrape her. Further, when the girl's mother attempted to save her from the clutches of the men, they allegedly assaulted her as well. The accused however fled the spot once the girl raised an alarm

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    The struggle for parking space in Madh Island’s Malwani area recently took an ugly turn when a 65-year-old fisherwoman was brutally beaten up by three other women, following an argument over an empty plot of land. On November 25, 2016 when Gulab broke into an argument with the residents, it snowballed into something bigger, with three women allegedly hitting her. A case was registered against the women

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    Congress corporator and women’s wing president, Sheetal Mhatre, was a victim of theft in October 28, 2016 when her purse was stolen while she was wishing actress Urvashi Solanki at her birthday party. The police said that in the CCTV footage, it is seen that after the Congress leader went to meet her friend, a man came towards the table where her belongings were kept, and picked up her purse. The man is then seen leaving the premises comfortably. The Amboli police lodged a complaint

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    The Thane Crime Branch and an NGO busted a prostitution racket in the city in October 2016. The police arrested two people and rescued two women who were forced into the racket. Two days before the arrests, an ad was published in a well-known newspaper, mentioning Dream Girl Escort Service, 24X7 in Juhu, Bandra and adjoining areas. The NGO that doubted the service spoke to the police about it. A dummy customer was planted and the racket was busted

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    Taking advantage of the crowd that has gathered for Navratri shopping in a Bhayander boutique, two women stole the handbag of another lady who was busy shopping in the store in October 2016. The 37-year-old victim realised that her handbag is missing, when she was getting ready to pay the bill. When she chose a cloth and was about to pay for it, her handbag that contained Rs 21,500 and a mobile phone was missing. The CCTV camera has captured the two thieves who enter the shop and a complaint was registered

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    In a city so familiar with incidents of chain-snatching, this one sure is out of the box. Two women were caught in September 26, 2016 at Borivli railway station when they tried to steal the gold chain of a senior citizen, not by snatching, but by snapping it open with a cutter. Before they could make their escape, however, two policewomen, attached to the special task force of Crime Branch, saw the act and nabbed them

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  • Prostitution, rape, beaten: These crimes against women are horrible

    Tanmay Goswami is a ladies’ man, quite literally. The 41-year-old has been held by the Bangur Nagar police in July 2016 after he conned several women on the pretext of marrying them. Young, successful, 30-somethings fell for the charms of his online bio data and offline personality, and shelled out lakhs of rupees for him. Goswami used to target women who were single and successful in their respective fields, on a matrimonial site. After getting introduced to them, he would befriend the women through his smooth talking ways, live with them for a few months, wed them in temples and in the process, extracted money from them over excuses like buying a house or covering a huge loss in business, etc

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Crimes against women or violence against women is a major problem and a violation of women's human rights. Violence against women is any act that results in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women. On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, take a look at these shocking crimes right from prostitution to rape and thefts

 

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