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Medical Student Molested In India

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People march in large number through a street to protest against rape and atrocities committed against women in Kolkata, India.

People march in large number through a street to protest against rape and atrocities committed against women in Kolkata, India.

A 22-year-old medical student was allegedly abducted and gang-r*ped by three people when she was on way to her flat from the college library late Thursday, a police official said Friday.

“We have registered a criminal case against unidentified people and have made some headway in the investigation on the basis of the information the victim gave in her complaint and after questioning one of the college security guards,” Udupi Superintendent of Police MB Boralingaiah said.

The incident occurred when the victim, a fourth-year student of the Kasturba Medical College, was waiting to hire a cab outside the Manipal University campus gate to return to her flat from the library around 11.30pm.

“The victim said in the complaint that she was abducted by the accused, driven to an isolated spot and gang-r*ped after midnight. Though she managed to reach her flat later, she gave the complaint early Friday,” Boralingaiah said.

The victim’s family, who lives in the neighbouring state of Kerala, have been informed about the incident. She is currently recovering from injuries on her hands and neck.

Meanwhile, amid allegations of rape, two minor girls were found dead and a third is battling for her life in West Bengal, police said Friday, but they ruled out the possibility of sexual offence in two cases.

A student who had checked into a hotel in Nadia district’s Mayapur died Thursday of excessive bleeding. Following her death, the family lodged a complaint of rape. Police however ruled it out.

According to police, the 17-year-old girl, a resident of Kalna in Burdwan district had come to Mayapur Wednesday with three male friends without informing her parents.

On Thursday morning, she was taken to Krishnagar Sadar Hospital in Nadia district by her friends where doctors declared her dead.

In another incident in North 24-Parganas, a 12-year-old girl was found strangulated to death Thursday in her house with her clothes torn apart, prompting her family to suspect molestation.

Also in Gaighata, an eight-year-old girl was allegedly molested and now is battling for life in a city hospital with critical injuries.

The events prompted members of civil society, and rights organisations to march in large numbers through the streets of Kolkata on Friday, protesting atrocities on women and a spate of molestation cases recently.

Poets, painters, authors, film and theatre personalities, singers, and social activists walked alongside thousands of common people decrying the incidents of s*xual violence and the “insensitive” reactions of the Trinamool Congress regime of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Some victims of molestation and their families from various corners of the state also took part in the march.

Chief Minister Banerjee visited Kamduni village in North 24-Parganas district Monday, following the molestation of the college student, but ended up shouting at women protesting against the incident and seeking to talk to her. An enraged Banerjee screamed “shut up” at the women and called them Maoists and CPI-M activists, drawing flak from the civil society, media and the opposition.

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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Donald Trump and Melania

Donald Trump and wife, Melania Trump

President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

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On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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President of Mali, N’Daw, coup leader, Goita

Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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