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Another foreign pedophile teacher has prowled upon Indian children on the eve of “Teachers’s Day”- this time targets have been the blind! (1)

September 9, 2017

Another foreign pedophile teacher has prowled upon Indian children on the eve of “Teachers’s Day”- this time targets have been the blind! (1)

Murray Dennis Ward, pedophile--arrested- -Sept.2017

On the eve of Teachers’ Day, a teacher was arrested for pedophile crime: In India, September 5th is celebrated as “Teachers’ Day” in honour of Sarvapalle Radhakrishnana, who had been a great philosopher, teacher and Vice-President of Independent India. However, ironically, paradoxically and sadly, news was coming out that a English teacher who was teaching English and technical skill to the blind and visually impaired children of 14-17 years old have been sexually abused by him. A 54-year-old British man was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting three children at a home run by the National Association for the Blind, a non-profit organisation in the Capital[1]. Ironically, the NAB also uses the motto “Tamaso ma Jyotir gamaya”! Of course, it is argued that just because one culprit, criminal or perpetrator, the entire organization should not be blamed. But, as the trend of pedophiles in India, particularly that of the foreign ones, including notorious ones exploiting Indian poverty, easy-catching of children and sexploitation, the organization can not turn blind eye to such wrongdoings. They should have kept eyes on such persons, particularly, their inmates have been easily targetable category.

Murray Dennis Ward, pedophile - NAB, New Delhi-arrested- -Sept.2017

The police arrested the pedophile, but the media considers him as “Suspect”: Again another irony that he has been a British and his activities have been in and around Delhi that had been the Capital of British India! The suspected pedophile (that is how the media preferred to mention about his status), Murray Dennis Ward, of Gloucestershire was taken into custody on 03-09-2017 (Sunday) in his rented lodging in Vasant Kunj Enclave after an employee of the children’s home caught him “red-handed” abusing the blind boys in a dormitory the previous evening, police said[2]. “He recorded a video of the act on his mobile phone before alerting the management,” said RP Upadhyay, the police joint commissioner of south-eastern range, on 04-09-2017 (Monday)[3]. Ward denied the charge, but the video clip goes against him[4]. Besides, objectionable material has been found on the suspect’s laptop, Macbook according to Chinmoy Biswal, the additional deputy joint commissioner of police (south)[5]. “Initial investigation reveals he is a paedophile,” the officer said. His cellphone was also verified for incriminating details[6].

Murray Dennis Ward, pedophile - NAB, office, New Delhi -Sept.2017

Murray Dennis Ward was getting salary of more than 1000 Indians per month, I,e, Rs 12,50,000/-: Ward was working in a senior position with a multinational company / senior manager in a telecom company based in Gurgaon until last April, 2017, drawing an annual salary of Rs 1.5 crore, i.e, Rs 12,50,000/- per month!. Really, a normal Indian would be bewildered about this salary, as even a BE / B.Tech is getting Rs 8,000 to 12,000/- in the telecom and other companies in India! That means, he getting the salary of more than 1000 persons of India! Yet, he had decided to molest, and rape Indian teenage children. He is currently under treatment after suffering a paralytic attack in February 2017[7]. In an earlier case, the Vellore orphanages were supplying children of age 15-17 to the foreign nationals, who had been working in factories situated in and around Sriperumpudur. As the orphanages were of Christian missionaries and the involved were the foreigners, who have business and technical interests with the factories, the issue was hushed up.  The Briton was a frequent visitor at the NGO for the blind in south Delhi’s RK Puram for the past eight years (since 2000), and has donated handsomely for the children’s education and hostel[8]. As he is getting such huge salary, it is not at all surprising. However, his intention turned to be otherwise.

Murray Dennis Ward, pedophile -arrested- -Sept.2017

Murray Dennis Ward, has been multi-talented personality: Prashant Ranjan Verma, general secretary of the association said, “He taught English and communication skills voluntarily to the children……We never received a complaint against him before.” But when he was interacting with children in a room around 6pm on 02-09-2017 (Saturday), an employee noticed him doing objectionable acts with the kids”, Verma said. “The employee separated Ward from the children before alerting us … When senior officials met the children and enquired on Sunday afternoon, three children confirmed the allegations.” Therefore, it is intriguing as to note as to how, since 2000, none of the National Association for Blind could not notice the pedophile activitoes of Ward. In other words, that shows the internal involvement of ASB with him. However, the Police were alerted thereafter. Verma said visitors are never allowed to meet children in closed rooms. But, according to a senior investigator, Ward had access to the hostel and classes because of his long association with the organisation. The British man was charged with legal provisions in the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), and sent to police custody for two days.

Murray Dennis Ward, pedophile - NAB, New Delhi -Sept.2017

Police investigation proves his involvement in sexploitation: A police officer claimed that many of the chats had “sexual overtones”. “Our teams will go to their homes and meet them and their families. The chats suggest that Ward would try to initiate conversations with sexual overtones,” claimed a senior police officer[9]. A senior officer told The Indian Express that over chats on WhatsApp, he would ask the person he was talking to his or her age.  “Some of these numbers are saved with names while others don’t identify the person,” said the officer. Soon after arresting Ward, police had seized his mobile phone and laptop. “Ward has not revealed the password of his laptop. His phone was not password protected and we could get into it,” said a police officer. Police are now seeking help from IT professionals to look into his computer. On Monday, Ward was arrested from his residence in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj Enclave, where he was staying for the past seven months. His wife and two children, however, live in England. A security guard at the three-storey residential complex where Ward lived told The Indian Express, “He used to be busy on his mobile phone. He used to live alone but a person, who he said was his adopted son, came to his house on a daily basis.” Ward’s neighbours refused to talk to the media. Police said Ward had employed a youth, who he called his adopted son, for assistance after he suffered a paralytic attack in February this year. Sources said the youth has also been questioned by investigators[10].

© Vedaprakash

08-09-2017.

Murray Dennis Ward, British pedophile - NAB, office, New Delhi -Sept.2017

[1] Hindustan Times, British man arrested in Delhi for ‘sexually abusing’ blind school kids, by Karn Pratap Singh and Shiv Sunny, New Delhi, Updated: Sep 05, 2017 00:23 IST.

[2] http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/british-man-arrested-for-allegedly-raping-3-kids-at-delhi-blind-school-objectionable-videos-seized/story-PRk4NqCA0f7bzoi0nzypoL.html

[3] Indian Express, British national arrested for alleged sexual harassment of three kids in Delhi house for blind, Updated: September 4, 2017 7:57 pm

[4] http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/delhi-british-national-arrested-for-alleged-sexual-harassment-of-three-blind-kids-4828053/

[5] First Post, British national Murray Ward accused of sodomising students at Delhi’s home for blind, arrested under POCSO Act, FP Staff, Sep, 04 2017 18:34:46 IST.

[6] http://www.firstpost.com/india/british-national-murray-ward-accused-of-sodomising-students-at-delhis-home-for-blind-arrested-under-pocso-act-4007881.html

With inputs from PTI, Published Date: Sep 04, 2017 06:35 pm | Updated Date: Sep 04, 2017 06:34 pm

 

[7] India Today, British national arrested in Delhi for sodomising visually-challenged students, Anuj Mishra, New Delhi, September 4, 2017 | UPDATED 23:52 IST

[8] http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/british-national-arrest-delhi-sodomy-visually-challenged-students-blind/1/1040536.html

[9] Indian Express, Delhi Police focus on 23 chats recovered from Murray Dennis Ward’s phone, Updated: September 6, 2017 4:01 am

[10] http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/delhi-police-focus-on-23-chats-recovered-from-murray-dennis-wards-phone-4830639/

Castration as a punishment for pedophiles, child-rapists, and all rapists!

October 26, 2015

Castration as a punishment for pedophiles, child-rapists, and all rapists!

Pedophile crime increases in India - TOI graphics

Pedophile crime increases in India – TOI graphics

“Barbaric crimes should definitely attract barbaric models of punishment”[1]: In a strongly-worded order, the Madras High Court had earlier this month recommended castration as punishment to child sex abusers observing that “barbaric crimes should definitely attract barbaric models of punishment”[2]. Justice N Kirubakaran, in a recent order against a British national, made the recommendation to the Centre saying that castration would achieve “magical results” in preventing child abuse. “When law is ineffective and incapable of addressing the menace, this court cannot keep its hands folded and remain a silent spectator, unmoved and oblivious of the recent happenings of horrible blood-curdling gang rapes of children in various parts of India,” he said[3] castration for child rapists would fetch “magical” results in preventing child abuse. The judge said this while dismissing a petition by the accused, a British national, who sought the quashing of the proceedings against him in a lower court. The judge further said that “though the suggestion of castration looks barbaric, barbaric crimes should definitely attract barbaric models of punishment” and the very thought of the punishment should deter the culprit from committing the offence. Anticipating a reaction to his judgment, he said: “Those activists should first exhibit sympathy with, and support to, the victims of such crimes by visiting and consoling them at the hour of crisis instead of having misplaced sympathy with the perpetrators under the usual banner of ‘human rights violation’. They must remember that ‘human rights’ is not a term restricted to, and reserved only, for offenders.” He also directed the Union government to decide on introducing compulsory sex education for high school students. “Denying youngsters correct and scientific information would lead [them] to acquire half-baked and incorrect knowledge from other sources, like Internet, friends and movies, creating misconception and doubts.”

Childabuse-castration-Z-news depiction

Childabuse-castration-Z-news depiction

The accused paedophile has been from Britain[4]: Taking note of the number of cases of foreigners abusing children, the judge referred to the International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC) developed by the United Kingdom to protect children and said the visa form issued by the Indian Embassy had to be amended with the provision of a column requiring the applicants to give the details of convictions, actions warranting reprimands and impending cases. According to the prosecution in the present case, the British national, had sexually abused a 15-year old student in 2011, after befriending the family by promising the mother that he would support her son’s education. The accused eventually took the Class 9 boy to Delhi, where he allegedly abused the victim, including attempts to have sexual intercourse. After the Briton left for London, with the help of the Justice and Care Organisation, the victim filed a complaint on the incident, following which a case was registered under relevant sections of the IPC and Juvenile Justice Protection Act. After the Judicial Magistrate took cognisance of the case in 2012, following the filing of the final report, the accused moved the court seeking to quash the proceedings against him. Following the issuance of the non-bailable warrant against him, a red alert was issued against the accused by the Interpol. The accused contended that the notice was preventing him from coming to India to defend the case. The judge has dismissed his plea to quash the proceedings against him but stayed the red corner notice so that he can come to India to appear before the trial court and face the case.

Abha singh and Pramila Nesargi

Abha singh and Pramila Nesargi

The opinion of Abha Singh, social activist[5]: Welcoming the Madras High Court’s suggestion of considering castration as punishment for child rapists, two social activists on 26-10-2015, Monday said that the suggestion made to the Centre was apt as the existing Indian law is unable to protect the child from abuses. “Child abuse cases in India are increasing. The Madras High Court in one such case has come up strongly and said that the Indian law is unable to prevent child abuses. The conviction rate in child abuse cases is barely 2.4 per cent whereas the offences against children have increased by 400 per cent,” social activist Abha Singh told ANI. “When rapists are going scot-free and paedophiles are going scot-free, a Madras High Court judge has rightly suggested that there should be castration. Many other countries like UK, USA, Polland and many other countries subscribe to castration and it has been seen that it has been successful in checking the paedophiles,” she added.

Mumbai orphanage - Duncan Grant and Allan Waters

Mumbai orphanage – Duncan Grant and Allan Waters

What Pramila Nesargi opined[6]: Another social activist and lawyer Pramila Nesargi echoing similar sentiments expressed her delight with the Madras High Court judge’s suggestion. “I always advocated that castration can be the only remedy because the existing law is not creating any fear in the minds of the people. People may call it barbaric but judge has openly said that barbaric punishment should be given for barbaric crimes,” Nesargi told ANI. However, when such cases were reported earlier, the activists were not responding. In Indian society, the social aberrations have been introduced or created due to external factors, distorting the existing social system and institutions. The offenders have been escaping under the newly created laws with the crimes committed before the enactment.  The sociologists, psychologists and other researchers opine based on these incidences, which are happening in a country with 1.2 billion population. As so many external and internal factors have been disturbing, the people also get affected. Allowing modern evils at one side, supporting them under the guise of  human rights and so on and crying wolf about eroding moral values have been the characteristics of  the commentators on Indian society.

Duncan Grant and Allan waters british pedophiles- Mumbai

Duncan Grant and Allan waters british pedophiles- Mumbai

Dilemma of Indian society caught in many social issues: In India, most of the child-rapists or paedophiles have been foreigners. The number of child abuse cases has increased from 38,172 in 2012 to 58,224 in 2013 and to 89,423 in 2014. Incidentally in 2013, at the height of the protests in the capital over the Nirbhaya case, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa had similarly called for death or chemical castration for rapists through amendments in Central laws[7]. As Bangalore has been prone to foreigners satisfying their needs, issues have been alive in the case of pubs, pub-dancing, soliciting and other activities, which might be viewed and interpreted differently. Of the 51 cases of child abuse under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act in the special court for children in Bengaluru, only four have ended in convictions. More than 90% charged under the Pocso Act are acquitted due to lack of evidence and when witnesses turn hostile[8]. Not that evidences were not there, but, the manipulators could influence the involved processes. As example, it is mentioned that children migrating from Tamil Nadu and northern India to the city are the main victims of child abuse whose cases are tried in the session court. Most of these children live with their mothers and fall prey to step-fathers and other offendes. Most abusers are between 25 years and 50 years. The youngest victim so far is just a year old. But, this could be the situation for all Indian children. The highest number of FIRs has been registered in Rajasthan followed by Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala according to data available with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). The number of convictions is only 166 that is 2.4% of the total cases registered while in 389 cases accused were acquitted[9].

Eric Martin and Wilhelmus Weijdeveld arrested in Madras

Eric Martin and Wilhelmus Weijdeveld arrested in Madras

Madras / Chennai has been haven for paedophiles: For inexplicable reasons or otherwise, Chennai has seen many international paedophiles got arrested. The locals have also been aiding and abetting such offenders and promoting social crimes. The manipulation of cyber-space has been revealed in many acts. Child rights activists in Chennai have forced authorities to shut down two Facebook pages in Tamil created to attract pedophiles in May 2015. The pages, called ‘chinna ponnu karpazhipom‘ and ‘chinna ponnu veriyargal’ which in Tamil roughly translates to ‘young girl having sex’, had photographs of young girls with a number of sexually explicit comments.

Offending facebook sites in Chennai

Offending facebook sites in Chennai

They were spotted by social activists who immediately contacted the authorities to take it down, CNN-IBN reports[10]. 53-year-old Eric Martin alias Jack Fernandes , convicted for raping nine girls in 1998,  had gained entry into India through Nepal and was staying in Madhavaram in Chennai. He had been on the run ever since he was convicted in France and was on Interpol’s Wanted list[11], but arrested in Chennai on November 17, 2010.

Pedophiles arrested in Chennai

Pedophiles arrested in Chennai

Patrick Matthews, a 62-year-old UK national who was accused of sexually abusing several boys of St George Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School in the city between 2003 and 2006, has been arrested by the UK police in August 2009. Sources told TOI that the police arrested Matthews from the UK on Thursday night based on evidences collected from Chennai[12]. Wilhelmus Weijdeveld, the 56-year-old Dutch national now in prison facing charges of child sexual abuse and supplying child pornography, had found that India suited him best’ and even filed for citizenship as early as in 1999, thwarting the attempts of the police to drive him away from the country. He even filed a writ petition against the state of Tamil Nadu, after the Mamallapuram police asked him to leave the country. It was only after three years, on May 02, 2002, that he was arrested for sexually abusing five boys in an orphanage near Mamallapuram. Out on bail, Wilhelmus was arrested again from his Choolaimedu den in Chennai on November 7, 2009 following an Interpol tip-off that he was uploading child pornography on the internet[13].  These are given only for illustrative purpose, as many cases have been reported regularly, and most of them been from the orphanages run by the missionaries in and around Chennai. Therefore, the Judge must have been aware of such incidences. Stringent legislation was the need of the hour to penalise child sexual abuse via the Internet, said Chief Justice of India, Justice P. Sathasivam[14], while inaugurating  two day Southern regional conference on Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO Act, 2012)’, in Chennai, in November 2013.  Therefore, castration as punishment to them, as proposed has been the logical conclusion.

Vedaprakash

26-10-2015

[1] The Hindu, To put an end to abuse of children, HC suggests castration of rapists, Chennai, October 26.2015; Updated: October 26, 2015 03:08 IST.

[2] http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/child-rapists-must-be-castrated-madras-hc-to-centre_1814541.html

[3] http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/madras-high-court-recommends-castration-for-child-sex-offenders/story-6VzVFQUeYYkdIuyF1kXOvK.html

[4] http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/to-put-an-end-to-abuse-of-children-hc-suggests-castration-of-rapists/article7803693.ece

[5] Business Standard, Recommending castration for paedophiles is apt, say social activists, The number of child abuse cases has increased from 58,224 in 2013 to 89,423 in 2014, ANI ,  Mumbai October 26, 2015 Last Updated at 11:46 IST.

[6] http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/recommending-castration-for-paedophiles-is-apt-say-social-activists-115102600205_1.html

[7] http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Castrating-child-rapists-best-solution-for-sex-offences-says-Madras-HC/articleshow/49531482.cms

[8] http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/More-than-90-acquitted-in-child-abuse-cases/articleshow/49308684.cms?

[9] http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Eight-cases-of-child-abuse-every-day-but-conviction-rate-at-an-abysmal-2-4/articleshow/47996454.cms

[10] http://www.firstpost.com/india/after-activists-outrage-facebook-shuts-down-two-tamil-pages-aimed-at-attracting-pedophiles-2232844.html

[11] http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/french-paedophile-arrested-in-chennai-439545

[12] http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Abuser-of-city-school-kids-held-in-UK/articleshow/4843819.cms

[13] http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Dutch-child-abuser-found-India-suitable-wanted-citizenship/articleshow/5221039.cms

[14] http://www.deccanchronicle.com/131117/news-current-affairs/article/chief-justice-india-cautions-net-child-sex-abuse