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India: Reports of rape in 1993

, Index number: ASA 20/009/1994

This document describes recent rapes allegedly perpetrated by members of the security forces in several Indian states during 1993. They are: the alleged rape and killing of Sara, a young woman, on 22 November 1993 in Warapora, Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir; the reported rape by police officers of Vijaya, a 17-year-old tribal girl from Athiyur village, South Arcot, Tamil Nadu; the alleged gang-rape of several women, including a 12-year-old girl, by police officers in a Scheduled Caste village in Jagasinghpur district of Orissa on 26 and 27 October 1993; and the alleged rape of an 11-year-old Bangladeshi girl by policemen attached to Seemapuri police station in north-east Delhi in June 1994. The document also discusses legislation relating to rape.

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