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Rape documentary debuts

A rape documentary banned by the Indian government has received its premiere at a star-studded New York event, featuring Meryl Streep and Indian actress Freida Pinto. Monday’s screening of India’s Daughter at Baruch College started with a candlelight vigil honoring the medical student who died after being gang raped on a bus in 2012. Streep told a packed auditorium that victim Jyoti Singh was not only India’s daughter, but “she’s our daughter, too.”

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Relative cuts baby’s throat

A nine-month-old girl died after a relative cut her throat with a power saw, a Chicago police official with knowledge of the investigation said on Monday. Officers found the child after being called on Monday morning to a building on the city’s West Side. The police official confirmed media reports that a 52-year-old relative used a circular saw to cut the baby’s throat, apparently because the girl would not stop crying. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because an official autopsy had not been performed. The official said the woman is in police custody at a hospital with self-inflicted wounds. The police said both the baby and the woman were found by another relative.

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Rescued baby recovering

An 18-month-old girl who was rescued from a car partially submerged in a Utah river for 14 hours remained in critical condition in hospital on Monday, but relatives said she was improving and was smiling and laughing for family members. The girl, Lily Groesbeck, was found by a fisherman on Saturday in a car seat inside the upturned vehicle alongside the body of her 25-year-old mother, Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck, who was killed in the accident, the police said. The toddler was in the back seat of the car “with the water just inches away from her face,” Spanish Fork Police Department Lieutenant Matt Johnson said.

UNITED STATES

Buttock injector convicted

A former madam who bragged of doing black-market “body sculpting” on thousands of women was convicted on Monday of murder in the death of a dancer whose heart stopped after nearly 1.9 liters of silicone was injected into her buttocks. Padge-Victoria Windslowe’s colorful testimony during her Philadelphia trial included claims that she was “the Michelangelo of buttock injections.” Yet Windslowe had no medical training, other than tips she said she picked up from overseas doctors who performed her sex change operation and a physician-client of her escort service who became her lover. Windslowe, 45, described herself as a serial entrepreneur who once ran a transgender escort service and a Gothic hip-hop performer who called herself “the Black Madam.” Authorities said that she fled in 2011 after a botched injection killed Claudia Aderotimi, a 20-year-old London break-dancer and college student. The trial was halted for several days last week while Windslowe was hospitalized after reporting that she had chest pains. She has been in prison since 2012, when the 18-month investigation led to a coroner’s homicide ruling and later an arrest warrant. The jury got the case late on Friday last week. They were choosing between third-degree murder, which is not premeditated, but involves malice, and involuntary manslaughter, which involves reckless disregard for a person’s life.

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