Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters are stopped from moving towards the office of Akhilesh Yadav, the chief minister of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, during a protest against the recent rape and hanging of two girls in Lucknow
A policeman yawns as he sits with his colleagues outside a court where the case of the gang-rape of a photojournalist was heard in Mumbai. Four men were found guilty on Thursday of the gang-rape of a photojournalist last year in Mumbai, an attack that sparked street protests in the city and raised fresh questions about attitudes to women in the world’s largest democracy. The four men convicted of gang-rape are due to be sentenced on Friday, prosecution lawyer Ujjwal Nikam told reporters outside the Mumbai court where the case was heard.
Villagers sit near the area where a woman was gang-raped at Birbhum district in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal on Friday. India’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered an investigation into the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman from an eastern tribal region by 13 men on the orders of a village court, a case that has sparked protests demanding swift justice.
Ariel Castro (R), Pedro Castro (C) and Onil Castro appear in court in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday. Ariel Castro, 52, a veteran school bus driver was fired from his job last autumn, was formally charged with kidnapping and raping the three women, who were rescued from his house on Monday.
Indian students stage a protest in New Delhi, India, demanding stringent punishment for rapists. A second suspect was arrested on Monday after the rape of a five-year-old girl, who New Delhi police said was left for dead in a locked room. The case has brought a fresh wave of protests against how Indian authorities handle sex crimes.