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A list of other key major incidents of rape in India

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1990

Hetal Parekh, a 14-year old was raped and killed by Dhananjay Chatterjee, a guard in her apartment, in Kolkata. Chatterjee was hung in 2004.

1992

Bhanwari Devi was gang-raped in Rajasthan as a punishment for fighting against the cultural practice of child-marriage. The case still drags on in the court. Two of the accused have already died.

1996

A 16-year old girl from Suryanelli was raped continuously for 40 days by 42 men in Kerala. Although the special court sentenced 35 men to imprisonment, the state high court acquitted all of them. Last week, the Supreme Court said it will take up an appeal of the acquittal.

Priyadarshini Mattoo, a 25-year old law student was raped and strangled to death at her home in New Delhi. The accused got life imprisonment in 2010.

2003

A Swiss diplomat who left an auditorium in Delhi after attending an International Film Festival, was pushed into a car and raped by two men.

2004

Manorama Thangjam Chanu was gang-raped and killed by members of the Indian army in Manipur after they arrested her on charges of links with the rebels. The incident sparked massive protests against the government and the army.

2005

Pratibha Murthy, a call center employee in Bangalore, was raped and murdered by a cab driver who was driving her home from work. The accused has been given life sentence.

2007

Two Japanese tourists were allegedly drugged and raped by three men after luring them into a hotel in Agra.

2009

An American student studying at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai was raped by six men who she went out with to a party in a hotel. The court acquitted them in 2010 saying the victim was not “wholly reliable.”

Nayana Pujari, an IT employee, was gang-raped and murdered in Pune. The prime suspect accused in the case escaped police custody and the police has yet to trace him.

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