From Kerala to Maharashtra, horrific rape cases are back to haunt India

In the last few days, a large number of rape cases have been reported from all over the country. Is the government taking note of it?

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New Delhi, Nov 5: In the midst of all the "noisy" political developments, most of the rape cases reported from across the country in the last few days got buried in the inside pages of newspapers along with minor news reports.

From insensitive questions posed to a gang rape victim by cops in Kerala to rape of a dozen tribal girls in a residential school in Maharashtra--several such shocking rape incidents have come to light this week.

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Here we bring you few of them:

Mumbai: On Monday, a 28-year-old woman, who had gone house-hunting in an Andheri (W) slum in Mumbai with her husband, was gang-raped by four men. Reports say, all the four accused and their accomplices were arrested a day later.

Greater Noida: Three women were allegedly gang-raped at gun-point by six men who pretended to be policemen, in the early hours of Wednesday (November 2) in Greater Noida near Delhi. The women worked at a brick kiln. The alleged criminals also looted cash and jewellery from the houses of the victims.

Kerala: On Thursday, a gang rape victim in Thrissur went public with her horrific story. The woman, who was gang-raped by her husband's friends, was forced to withdraw her complaint because of humiliation by the police.
"Which one of them gave you the greatest pleasure?" she was allegedly asked by a police officer.

Buldhana district, Maharashtra: On Thursday, police arrested 10 teachers and staff members of a residential school for tribal children at Pala village of Khamgaon in Buldhana district, Maharashtra, for allegedly raping a dozen girl students.

Hyderabad: Hyderabad police, on Thursday, arrested father-son duo for allegedly raping twin sisters for a year in Hyderabad. The police said that the mother took money in return for the sexual assault committed on her daughters.

North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal: A woman, who worked as a caretaker of an old woman in Shaktinagar of Maslandpur in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, was gang-raped by three men on Thursday. The police arrested two of the accused, the third on is absconding.

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