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4 men chop off girl's ears for resisting rape in Baghpat
Lucknow: In a horrific incident, a girl was seriously injured when four men chopped off her ears after she resisted a rape attempt in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat districtThe incident happened on January 4, when four men reportedly barged into the girls house and attempted to gang-rape her.
As the girl continued to fight against the accused and tried to raise an alarm, the men chopped off her ears.
Women molested on New Year eve in Bengaluru
New Year revelry turned into a nightmare for several women who were molested despite huge police presence at a large gathering in city's downtown region, drawing widespread outrage.
Eyewitness accounts suggest that women were molested and groped and lewd remarks were also passed by miscreants late night on December 31 in the posh area even as it was claimed that 1,500 police personnel had been deployed to control the crowds.
While women without any male companions had to seek protection from women police personnel, who were very few in number on the spot, men who had come with female friends had a tough time protecting them, according to eyewitnesses.
A smartphone application enabling women to report incidents of harassment to police in Pakistan’s Punjab province went live this week as authorities step up efforts to promote women’s safety in one of the worst provinces for crimes against them.
With a click of a button, users who feel threatened can call an emergency response police team who should be able to track their location via a built-in global positioning system (GPS).
“Though the app primarily covers street harassment, it also has a feature for woman who is inside the house and is suffering physical violence to call for help,” said Fauzia Viqar, chair of the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women, a body promoting women’s rights, which was involved in the launch of the app on Thursday.
She said users can also use the app to mark unsafe locations and access a toll-free helpline which provides information on laws to protect women’s rights among other services.
Domestic abuse, economic discrimination and acid attacks make Pakistan the world’s third-most-dangerous country for women, a 2011 Thomson Reuters Foundation expert poll showed.