Indore's shame and pride: Rape case and verdict in one year

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New Delhi, Juyl 10: Even as India watches with horror and helplessness at the increasing rate of rapes and assaults against women, in a remarkable and fast resolution of a case involving crimes against women, yesterday a court in Indore sent a married couple to jail for rape. The horrific incident took place last year.

Sessions Judge Indra Singh convicted Rajesh Sahu (35) and his wife Tanu alias Aruna (28) and awarded them seven-year imprisonment in a case related to rape of a 25-year-old woman and preparing a video clip of the incident.

The person who helped in committing the crime is a woman. Tanu and her Rajesh are residents of Indore's Aerodram area.

The rape was committed on the Republic Day holiday last year. On January 26, 2012, Tanu called the victim, an old acquaintance, to her residence. When the rape victim came home, Tanu locked the woman in a room.

Then Tanu's husband Rajesh sexually assaulted the woman. The judge was harsh with the punishment because the perverted Tanu filmed the act of sexual assault on her mobile camera phone.

After the heinous act, the couple warned the victim and threatened to kill her if she revealed the incident to others. They also threatened to make the video clip public.

However, after few days, the woman mustered courage and told her family members about the incident, and also lodged a police complaint.

Similar incident

In a similar chilling instance, a 10-year-old girl was locked in a flat in Ramkamal Residency in Aerodrome area and raped repeatedly for at least a week allegedly by a goon-turned-property dealer with the help of a woman. the incident took place last month.

On July 1, the Indore police assisted by Childline volunteers rescued the girl from the flat.
The two accused are Sunil Karosiya (45) and his female aide Pinky alias Sarita (25).

The minor girl and her parents work at Sunil's farmhouse in Hatod area of the city. A month ago, Sunil, managed to bring girl to the flat with a promise of getting small jobs. But for at least one week, Sunil used to come to the flat where Pinky stays and rape the girl. It was Pinky who first beat up the little girl and then helped Sunil rape the minor.

Sunil has had a criminal past and was accused in more than 15 criminal cases, including a murder case.

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