The year was 1985. The streets of Mylapore were agog with excitement. Camera and lights got the sedate Arisikaran street buzzing, with the crew hustling around, but I still had to go to school.
Burkha-clad women held a protest march against Triple Talaq Bill in Rajasthan's Sikar, which criminalises the practice of instant divorce.
The school's director, Jagdish Prasad, and a teacher, Jagat Singh Gujjar, have been detained for raping the 18-year-old student.
TV reports say that the doctors at the hospital informed the parents of the victim after the abortion was botched and the girl sustained brain damage.
News agency ANI reported that the girl was referred to Jaipur after excessive bleeding during the abortion.