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‘Beaten up, genitals tied with string’: Two boys complain of ragging in Maharashtra school

The boys had complained to the Ved Pathshala director, Sudhir Kulkarni, about the inhuman treatment they were being subjected to.
The incident occurred at the Ganesh Ved Pathshala, located on Basmat Road in Parbhani, 500 km from Mumbai, between August 26 and September 12.(Shutterstock/Representative image)
The incident occurred at the Ganesh Ved Pathshala, located on Basmat Road in Parbhani, 500 km from Mumbai, between August 26 and September 12.(Shutterstock/Representative image)
Updated on Sep 16, 2018 07:38 PM IST
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Hyderabad couple tortured 3-year-old daughter, burnt her with hot spoon

The girl told the child rights association that her mother’s boyfriend beat her up and burnt her back with a hot spoon while she was eating.
Neighbours heard the girl’s cries and alerted authorities.(Representative image)
Neighbours heard the girl’s cries and alerted authorities.(Representative image)
Updated on Sep 11, 2018 11:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Kids rescued from illegal Kathua orphanage were kept in cellar, suffering from scabies: Police

According to the deputy commissioner, the children were kept in a cellar at the rented accommodation where the illegal orphanage was being run.
Jammu and Kashmir police and Kathua civil administration raided an illegal orphanage being run by a missionary in Kathua town and rescued 20 children including eight girls on September 7.(AFP File Photo/Representative image)
Jammu and Kashmir police and Kathua civil administration raided an illegal orphanage being run by a missionary in Kathua town and rescued 20 children including eight girls on September 7.(AFP File Photo/Representative image)
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 11:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | ByRavi Krishnan Khajuria, Jammu

Another orphanage horror: Kids rescued from illegal institute in Kathua complain of torture, abuse by Father

Children have levelled allegations of sexual abuse, torture and physical assault against accused father Thomas Antony
(Representative image)
(Representative image)
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 01:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | ByRavi Krishnan Khajuria, Jammu

32% jump in child abuse cases in Pakistan in first six months of 2018: Report

The report shows that a total of 2,322 child abuse cases were reported by newspapers in all four provinces of Pakistan, as well as Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. In comparison, 1,764 such incidents were reported from January to June 2017.
It means more than 12 children were abused every day during the January to June period of this year. The six-month data shows that 1,298 (56%) of the victims were girls and 1,024 (44%) were boys.(Picture for representation)
It means more than 12 children were abused every day during the January to June period of this year. The six-month data shows that 1,298 (56%) of the victims were girls and 1,024 (44%) were boys.(Picture for representation)
Updated on Sep 01, 2018 07:50 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Panchkula man gets five years rigorous imprisonment for sexual assault on minor

The court directed the Panchkula district legal services authority to grant a compensation of 20,000 to the victim for her welfare and rehabilitation
In April 2017, the minor had alleged that the accused tried to rape her at a secluded place on the pretext of offering her ice-cream.(HT Photo)
In April 2017, the minor had alleged that the accused tried to rape her at a secluded place on the pretext of offering her ice-cream.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 01:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panchkula | ByYuvraj Kaushal

Fruit vendor arrested for sodomising five-year-old boy in Maharashtra

The 20-year-old accused took the boy from outside his house in Nallasopara, about 45 kilometres from Thane, at around 4pm on Sunday and sexually assaulted him at an isolated place in Kazi Chawl in Vakanpada, police said.
The child told his parents about the incident following which they filed a complaint and police arrested the accused on Sunday evening.(Shutterstock/Picture for representation)
The child told his parents about the incident following which they filed a complaint and police arrested the accused on Sunday evening.(Shutterstock/Picture for representation)
Published on Aug 27, 2018 04:39 PM IST
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Thane | ByPress Trust of India

Bihar official arrested for sexually harassing shelter home inmates

This is the third shelter home in Bihar where sexual harassment charges have been primarily established and action initiated.
Police in Bihar’s Vaishali on Tuesday arrested district administration official Manmohan Prasad on charges of sexually harassing inmates of a shelter home in Hajipur.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Police in Bihar’s Vaishali on Tuesday arrested district administration official Manmohan Prasad on charges of sexually harassing inmates of a shelter home in Hajipur.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 14, 2018 11:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hajipur | ByRajesh Kumar Thakur

Supreme Court nod to better aid for sexual abuse survivors

According to the scheme, a survivor of gang rape in any part of the country will now get a minimum compensation of Rs 5 lakh and up to a maximum of Rs 10 lakh.
The judges were surprised when they learnt that compensation varied from state to state. For example, a woman sexually assaulted in Goa was entitled to a higher compensation than the one in Jharkhand.(HT/Photo for representation)
The judges were surprised when they learnt that compensation varied from state to state. For example, a woman sexually assaulted in Goa was entitled to a higher compensation than the one in Jharkhand.(HT/Photo for representation)
Published on Jul 25, 2018 11:13 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByBhadra Sinha

Seven-year-old girl branded with hot spatula by stepmom in Kerala for wetting bed

Seeing the child’s discomfort in class, teachers questioned her and she showed the burn marks on her stomach, thighs and private parts, a teacher of the school said. School authorities immediately informed childline, an NGO, which contacted police.
The step mother and father, a lorry driver, have been arrested.(Picture for representation)
The step mother and father, a lorry driver, have been arrested.(Picture for representation)
Published on Jul 24, 2018 08:57 PM IST
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Kollam (Kerala) | ByPress Trust of India

Woman principal beats Class 4 student in UP, arrested

According to a complaint lodged by the student’s father, his son was mercilessly beaten up by the principal, when he failed to give a proper answer to her question during the computer class on Friday.
A woman principal of a private school was arrested in Gorakhpur’s neighbouring Deoria district for allegedly beating up a Class 4 student.(Representative Image/Shutterstock Image)
A woman principal of a private school was arrested in Gorakhpur’s neighbouring Deoria district for allegedly beating up a Class 4 student.(Representative Image/Shutterstock Image)
Updated on Jul 07, 2018 08:57 PM IST
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Visually impaired boy ‘sexually assaulted’ by teacher in Doon

A 13-year-old visually impaired boy was allegedly sexually assaulted on several occasions by his music teacher at National Institute of Visually Handicapped (NIVH) here
The incident came to light after the boy’s father lodged a complaint with the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.(HT File)
The incident came to light after the boy’s father lodged a complaint with the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.(HT File)
Published on May 21, 2018 10:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

‘I am not a monster’: California man accused of torturing kids

Jonathan Allen was arrested along with his partner, Ina Rogers, 30, after 10 children were found living in squalid conditions in their home in Fairfield, north of San Francisco.
These two handout photographs obtained from the Solano County District Attorney’s Office in California shows defendants Ina Rogers (L) and Jonathan Allen (R) who were remanded into custody May 16, 2018 on felony charges of child abuse/child endangerment.(AFP Photo)
These two handout photographs obtained from the Solano County District Attorney’s Office in California shows defendants Ina Rogers (L) and Jonathan Allen (R) who were remanded into custody May 16, 2018 on felony charges of child abuse/child endangerment.(AFP Photo)
Published on May 18, 2018 09:43 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Los Angeles | ByAgence France-Presse

10 kids with burns and injuries removed from California home; parents deny torture

Police said they had removed 10 children from a squalid California home and charged their father, Allen, with torture and their mother, Rogers, with neglect after an investigation revealed a lengthy period of severe physical and emotional abuse.
This photo combo of booking mugs provided by the Solano County Sheriff's Office in Fairfield, Calif., shows Jonathan Allen and his wife, Ina Rogers.(AP)
This photo combo of booking mugs provided by the Solano County Sheriff's Office in Fairfield, Calif., shows Jonathan Allen and his wife, Ina Rogers.(AP)
Updated on May 15, 2018 12:32 PM IST
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Minor girl sexually assaulted at beach in Goa, accused arrested

Police said the accused sexually assaulted the girl while she had gone to swim in the sea.
A social activist holding placards during a protest in New Delhi.(AFP File Photo)
A social activist holding placards during a protest in New Delhi.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2018 09:49 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service, Panaji | ByIndo Asian News Service

Sketches by child abuse victims can help them open up, nab assaulters: NCPCR draft guidelines

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights roped in Dr Sagar Rajesh, a psychiatrist at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences, to prepare the guidelines on “child art as an investigative tool”.
Experts say children below 13 years of age face deep psychological impact after their abuse and they find it difficult to share in words.(Shutterstock photo)
Experts say children below 13 years of age face deep psychological impact after their abuse and they find it difficult to share in words.(Shutterstock photo)
Updated on May 11, 2018 06:10 PM IST
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Dehradun, Hindustan Times | ByNihi Sharma

Male child abuse victims live with trauma due to societal expectation of machoism

A survey conducted in 2017 among 160 male survivors of sexual abuse by Mumbai-based activist Insia Dariwala found 84.9% had not disclosed it to anyone.
Activists say many abusers prey upon less aggressive boys, who fear being singled out as “gay”.(Shutterstock/Image for representation)
Activists say many abusers prey upon less aggressive boys, who fear being singled out as “gay”.(Shutterstock/Image for representation)
Updated on May 01, 2018 08:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByDhrubo Jyoti

Apna Ghar horror tales: How Jaswanti Devi kept her misdeeds secret

Jaswanti Devi, who was sentenced to life in jail for the sexual exploitation of inmates at her shelter, ensured that her victims didn’t speak to anyone outside the complex.
Jaswanti Devi
Jaswanti Devi
Updated on Apr 29, 2018 11:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panchkula | ByVivek Gupta

Over 12,000 sexual assault cases pending due to backlog at forensic labs

Only three of the six central forensic science laboratories in India have the facility to test DNA samples.
According to the data available till December 2017, the region-wise pendency of sexual assault cases against women in the northern region was the highest at 6,869.(AFP File Photo)
According to the data available till December 2017, the region-wise pendency of sexual assault cases against women in the northern region was the highest at 6,869.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 10:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMoushumi Das Gupta

Rohtak Apna Ghar case: Court testimony of victims reveals house of horror

Inmates of Apna Ghar, an NGO-run shelter in Rohtak’s Shrinagar, have accused the in-charge Jaswanti Devi and her family of rape, sexual exploitation and physical and mental abuse.
Main accused Jaswanti Devi (in white) leaves a Panchkula CBI court after she was convicted in the Apna Ghar sexual exploitation case on Wednesday.(Sant Arora/HT Photo)
Main accused Jaswanti Devi (in white) leaves a Panchkula CBI court after she was convicted in the Apna Ghar sexual exploitation case on Wednesday.(Sant Arora/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2018 11:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panchkula | ByVivek Gupta

Kailash Satyarthi says don’t politicise Kathua rape case

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi also criticised the Union government, saying that issues pertaining to children are never brought up in Parliament.
File photo of Nobel Laureate and human rights activist Kailash Satyarthi.(AFP photo)
File photo of Nobel Laureate and human rights activist Kailash Satyarthi.(AFP photo)
Published on Apr 17, 2018 08:17 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Decide school safety guidelines in three months, SC asks Centre

The top court said the decision taken by the government should cover both public and private schools.
Police officials outside Ryan International school, in Gurgaon after the murder of a seven-year-old boy.(HT File Photo)
Police officials outside Ryan International school, in Gurgaon after the murder of a seven-year-old boy.(HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 17, 2018 05:24 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Minor raped by step father in MP’s Gwalior

The child was allegedly raped on multiple occasions for more than a month, enduring the assault out of fear.
(AFP File Photo)
(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 08:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Gwalior | ByHT Correspondent

Amazon pulls child sex dolls after criticism from UK watchdog

Britain allows people to manufacture and own child sex dolls yet it is illegal to import them. However, opinion is divided over the use of such dolls, which have the appearance, weight and anatomy of real children.
Amazon faced criticism over the sale of the dolls due to concerns that consumers of these products could go on to become perpetrators of sexual crimes against children.(Reuters File Photo)
Amazon faced criticism over the sale of the dolls due to concerns that consumers of these products could go on to become perpetrators of sexual crimes against children.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Apr 12, 2018 09:05 PM IST
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Reuters, London | ByHT Correspondent

Survey reveals 90% parents rely on schools for info on child sexual abuse

Parents have complained about the lack of reliable material to get additional information.
While awareness level amidst parents is above average, the survey also reveals the discrepancy in knowledge of laws in place when it comes to child sexual abuse.(Pic for representation)
While awareness level amidst parents is above average, the survey also reveals the discrepancy in knowledge of laws in place when it comes to child sexual abuse.(Pic for representation)
Published on Apr 11, 2018 11:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Bhandary, Mumbai

Bombay HC cancels bail of Andheri school trustee accused of sexually assaulting 3-year-old

The court on Monday observed that prima facie, there is sufficient evidence pointing towards his complicity
Though the incident allegedly took place in late 2016, it came to light in May 2017, after the child’s parents noticed changes in her behaviour, and found she had difficulty sitting and walking.(Photo used for representational purpose)
Though the incident allegedly took place in late 2016, it came to light in May 2017, after the child’s parents noticed changes in her behaviour, and found she had difficulty sitting and walking.(Photo used for representational purpose)
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 04:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai

Mother arrested after her two children found dead in car seats in Arizona

Autopsies were being conducted to determine causes of death of the two-year-old boy and 10-month-old girl and the sheriff’s office did not immediately disclose what evidence had been found.
The mother was identified as Brittany Velasquez, 20. She was jailed and authorities did not know whether she had a lawyer who could comment on the allegations(Representational Photo)
The mother was identified as Brittany Velasquez, 20. She was jailed and authorities did not know whether she had a lawyer who could comment on the allegations(Representational Photo)
Updated on Mar 28, 2018 08:46 AM IST
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Associated Press, Superior (Arizona) | ByHT Correspondent
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