4yearold critical after being raped dumped into water tank 1 arrested

first_imgGurugram: A four-year-old was raped by a 34-year-old construction worker, tortured and then dumped in the tank so that she can die by suffocation in Gurugram. She was rescued in the nick of time and is in a critical state in a hospital.According to law enforcement officials, the accused, a construction worker, was working at the site when he saw the minor girl playing there. He allegedly took the girl to the basement of the building and raped her. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe unconscious girl was dumped in a water tank and the accused fled from the spot. The minor was later rescued by other construction workers and was rushed to the hospital. The girl’s parents also worked in the same construction site, but they were busy with their work when the culprit took the child down to the basement and raped her. The hospital authorities informed police after examining the child and confirming that the minor girl was raped. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe accused was arrested within seven hours of the case being registered. “We have arrested and he will be charged under the relevant sections. The minor girl is being treated at the hospital and we pray for her speedy recovery,” said a senior police official from Gurugam police. The incident has again proved to be a stark reminder of how unsafe Gurugram is becoming for its children. According to official data, there is a sexual crime that happens against a minor every fourth day. In a more disturbing trend that came forward, it was revealed that Gurugram also leads in a number of sexual assault cases against the minors. There were 354 cases registered under the protection of children from sexual offences Act (POCSO). Co-incidentally the figures were way lower that Faridabad that has total cases of 412 cases of sexual crimes against minors.last_img read more

Firing of Indigenous Waves producer at CIUT sends shivers through volunteers

first_imgBeverly AndrewsAPTN NewsCommunity radio is often a beacon for community members, and underrepresented groups to have a voice on the airwaves.But sometimes those voices are censored – and ultimately silenced.In February, the producer for a program called Indigenous Waves on CIUT was suspended for comments she made on-air about two high profile murder trials and about CIUT and its board or directors.Now other volunteers are wondering what they can, and cannot say on the community [email protected]@aptnbeverlylast_img

Rice sociologist to release results from 32nd annual Kinder Institute Houston Area

first_imgShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid [email protected] Hodges713-348[email protected] sociologist to release results from 32nd annual Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey April 23HOUSTON – (April 9, 2013) – Stephen Klineberg, Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research co-director and sociology professor, will release findings from the 2013 Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey April 23. The 32nd annual study covers such topics as Houston’s current economic outlook, quality-of-life assessments and perspectives on the region’s demographic transformations.Klineberg will discuss highlights from the survey during a press conference hosted by the Kinder Institute at 9:30 a.m. April 23 at the Rice Welcome Center conference room, located on the first floor of Lovett Hall, building entrance B.Who: Stephen Klineberg, co-director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor of sociology.What: Results of the 2013 Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey. Among the topics covered are Houstonians’ assessments of job opportunities today, their financial prospects and the broader changes in the American economy; the preference for walkable urbanism; attitudes toward ethnic diversity and immigration, abortion, gay rights and gun control.When: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23.Where: Rice Welcome Center conference room, located on the first floor of Lovett Hall, building entrance B, Rice University, 6100 Main St.Members of the news media who would like to speak with Klineberg about the 2013 Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey should attend the press conference and RSVP to David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at [email protected] or 713-348-6327.For a map of Rice University’s campus, go to https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2023/IMG5151.jpg” alt=”last_img” /> read more