The amendments in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act also provide for fines and imprisonment to curb child pornography.
Updated on Jul 10, 2019 07:06 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India
The convict, a native of Bhind district, Madhya Pradesh, was held guilty of the offence under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Indian Penal Code.
Published on Jul 03, 2019 01:29 PM IST
The complete elimination of online child sexual abuse requires a structured and unified response at global levels
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 08:55 AM IST
The constable was earlier posted with Trombay police station, where he was accused of stalking a woman. The woman had complained to his seniors and an inquiry had been initiated against him.
Published on Jun 21, 2019 01:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | , MumbaiHT Correspondent
The 15-year-old girl was forced by Bogahawatte to undergo repeated medical examinations to establish if she had been sexually attacked.
Updated on Jun 14, 2019 06:00 PM IST
Colombo, Sri Lanka |Agence France-Presse
Interpol officials led by Guillermo Galarza joined hands with Cyberdome to tackle child abuse cases more efficiently.
Updated on Jun 11, 2019 10:51 AM IST
Thiruvananthapuram |Indo Asian News Service
The incident came to light on May 16, when the girl spoke of her ordeal to a sports coach in school, who later informed her parents about the problem.
Updated on May 22, 2019 09:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Noida | , NoidaTanmayee Tyagi
Priyanka Dubey follows stories of human trafficking, corrective rape, caste violence, murder and child abuse to give the reader a greater understanding of what is wrong with India
Updated on Apr 05, 2019 05:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times |Avantika Mehta
According to the neighbour, the boy was in bad shape when he reached his house. “He collapsed as soon as he came here. We revived him and saw the injuries all over his body, after which we called the police ,” he said.
Updated on Apr 03, 2019 08:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Tanmayee Tyagi
Zain Jaffer, founder of a promising mobile ad startup, was suddenly arrested and charged with a series of crimes, including assault and sexual abuse. The charges have been dropped.
Updated on Mar 13, 2019 06:28 PM IST
San Francisco |Bloomberg
Police said the tutor had been teaching the boy at his home for the last couple of months.
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 08:39 AM IST
The two women were arrested and booked following a complaint by the girl’s father.
Updated on Feb 07, 2019 10:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Navi Mumbai |G Mohiuddin Jeddy
The perpetrators, usually mothers, consider it a traditional measure which protects girls from unwanted male attention, sexual harassment and rape.
Updated on Jan 26, 2019 11:56 PM IST
London |Indo Asian News Service
The girl’s father was away at work and mother was out in the market when the alleged crime took place. The 25-year-old accused man has been arrested and the girl is out of danger, police said.
Updated on Jan 24, 2019 12:17 PM IST
The incident came to light when the boy’s mother, who is also a doctor, took him to an NGO for counselling after she noticed changes in his behaviour, said a police official privy to the case.
Updated on Jan 22, 2019 11:37 AM IST
Sanjay Kumar, in-charge, Sitarganj police station, said the incident came to light on Saturday late evening following which the girl’s parents approached the police.
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 04:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Nainital | HT Correspondent
According to Thane police, the accused was first caught by his wife, who had warned him. But he continued molesting his son and threatened his wife that he would kill the boy if she complained to anyone.
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 10:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Arvind Walmiki, Thane
The policy has a unique feature where it says every employee should sign a declaration that he will respect children, support the right of children,protect them from any kind of harm or abuse and always report any child abuse, exploitation or neglect
Updated on Dec 29, 2018 02:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune |Nozia Sayyed
Small Mizoram records ‘big’ numbers in child sexual offences; authorities say it is due to increased reporting
According to the National Crime Records Bureau that bases its statistics on the rate of cases under the POCSO Act , the national crime rate of sexual abuse of children in 2015 was 3.3. Mizoram however, recorded a rate of 30.7 - the highest in the country-followed by Sikkim (26.6).
Updated on Dec 04, 2018 08:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Aizawl | Utpal Parashar
Experts say that a support system helps detect such crime. Under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, teachers are required by law to report child abuse if they get to know about one.
Updated on Nov 27, 2018 04:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Shivani Singh
The revised visa application will have a separate questionnaire about child sexual abuse, Maneka Gandhi said.
Published on Oct 22, 2018 10:33 PM IST
New Delhi |Indo Asian News Service
Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday made a national apology to thousands of Australian victims of institutional child sex abuse for failing to protect them from the “evil dark” crimes committed over the decades
Published on Oct 22, 2018 04:13 PM IST
Australia |Agence France- Presse
Hindustan Times deconstructs the issue and explains why it is relevant in 2018, six years after POCSO Act came into force and at a time when a movement such as #MeToo is gaining momentum in the country.
Updated on Oct 18, 2018 11:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | Aneesha Bedi
Under section 468 of the code of criminal procedure (CrPC), any offence, including child abuse, which can lead to a prison term of three years has to be reported within three years of the incident.
Updated on Oct 16, 2018 11:23 PM IST
New Delhi |Anisha Dutta
The alleged crime took place on Friday afternoon when the woman allegedly took the child with her on the pretext of needing help to carry groceries to her house.
Published on Oct 10, 2018 02:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Vaibhav Jha
The attacks took place after hate messages against non-Gujaratis, particularly those from Bihar and UP, were circulated on social media, police said.
Published on Oct 05, 2018 06:18 PM IST
Ahmedabad |Press Trust of India
Eleven hours after the first girl disappeared, the police found her in severely injured and unconscious state from under a huge pipe lying at an open ground.
Updated on Oct 01, 2018 11:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad |HT Correspondent
The child was allegedly raped by the three school-going boys in Datoda village on September 21. Two accused, aged 15, are Class 8 students. The third boy is a Class 7 student and is 12 years old.
Published on Sep 27, 2018 06:46 PM IST
Indore (MP) |Press Trust of India
According to the police, the minor girl of Kolhutoli village of Gumla district was playing outside her home on Sunday evening and her parents had gone to market when the incident took place.
Updated on Sep 25, 2018 01:19 PM IST
Ranchi |Indo Asian News Service
Nainital district magistrate said the authorities would issue notices to all schools on strict implementation of the Supreme Court guidelines for school buses.
Updated on Sep 22, 2018 11:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Nainital | Neeraj Santoshi, Nainital