Reuters | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 07:41 AM IST
There had been concerns from some lawmakers that an age of consent below which sex automatically constituted rape might criminalise a consensual sexual relationship between a minor and a person only a few years older.
By Shireen Vakil
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2019 07:24 PM IST
Rather than stricter provisions, enforce the current law, be sensitive to victims, and ensure certainty of punishment
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 11:38 PM IST
The CJI said it was regrettable that in Delhi, out of 172 cases listed for trial since January, only two cases have been disposed of till date
Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 08:52 AM IST
Experts said a change in the definition of rape, molestation sexual harassment has led to reportage of more cases.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 03:04 PM IST
Delhi Police data shows that last year, till November 15, 919 cases of child rapes were reported in the city. In 2017, the figure stood at 921. The cases of molestation and abuse were much higher.
Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2018 11:03 AM IST
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.
Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 06:33 PM IST
The police said that after dumping the body, the accused pretended to help the family in searching for the boy.
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 05:03 PM IST
Both alleged rapes happened on September 14. While one was reported the same day, the police complaint for the second was filed on September 21.
Children allege monk called them to bedroom, sexually abused them at Buddhist centre in Bihar’s Bodh Gaya
Hindustan Times, Bodh Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 10:48 AM IST
The children said Bhante Shanghpriya Sujoy used to call them in their bedroom and sexually abuse them. They also said they were beaten up by him and even threatened with dire consequences if they refused to oblige him.
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By Hardik Anand, Rohtak
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 04:47 PM IST
An FIR has been registered on the complaint of five students who say they were sodomised, thrashed and threatened of dire consequences by the gurukul staff and their seniors, in Rohtak.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 07:43 AM IST
India does not recognise marital rapes as a criminal offence. According to the 2015-16 National Family and Health Survey (NFHS), around 6% of Indian women aged 15-49 have experienced sexual violence at least once.
Patna | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2018 08:59 AM IST
The girl told her mother that the institute’s owner had been sexually assaulting her for the past eight months in Bihar.
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2018 05:28 PM IST
These courts are to be set up as part of a larger scheme to strengthen infrastructure for better investigation and swift prosecution in such cases
Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 09:27 AM IST
The 11-year-old girl, who has a hearing disability, was allegedly sexually assaulted inside a largely unoccupied apartment block in Chennai.
Hindustan Times, Greater Noida | By Vaibhav Jha
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 07:47 AM IST
The Greater Noida police said that they had a medical test done on the three-and-a-half-year-old girl that found signs of force having been applied on her private parts.
Tikamgarh | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2018 09:47 PM IST
The rape victim was found in a critical condition at a forest area of Satrai village in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday morning, police said.
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 06:25 PM IST
The 24-year-old man from Andhra Pradesh said he had been sexually abused by his cousin first, when he was eight years old, and again, at the hands of his teacher when he was in high school.
Hindustan Times, Bettiah | By Sandeep Bhaskar
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 09:07 PM IST
The victim’s grandmother and sisters were also injured in the attack. Police are hunting for the accused.
Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 11:14 AM IST
According to the FIR, the girl was gang-raped by three schoolmates, who shot a video that they shared with friends. The video was used by other accused to blackmail her for sex.
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 05:52 PM IST
Police have registered a case under the POCSO Act, and started the process of identifying suspects.
Hindustan Times, Satna | By Amit Sengar
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 09:44 PM IST
Police said the accused kidnapped the girl who was sleeping in the courtyard of her family’s house in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna.
PTI, Samastipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 08:21 PM IST
The girl’s family members had approached the police on Saturday after her mother claimed that a man, known to them, had taken the child away from her by force when she was tending to goats in the fields.
By Samir Parikh
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 01:14 PM IST
In the last and final part of our series, Let’s Talk About Child Rape, Dr Samir Parikh writes that child rapists, like many other deviants, learn to mask their sexual urges, which often make it impossible to identify them in a social setting.
By Indira Jaising
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 07:53 AM IST
In Part 4 of our series, Let’s Talk About Child Rape, lawyer Indira Jaising writes that law alone cannot end child rape. Rape within the family cannot be policed. Unless our attitudes to children change, child rape will continue.
By RK Vij
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 07:13 AM IST
In Part 3 of our series, Let’s Talk About Child Rape, a senior police officer says that series of refresher training courses need to be organised to sensitise the police about their responsibilities to minor victims.
Let’s talk about child rape | My daughter was raped by our ‘god’, says mother of rape survivor in Asaram case
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 07:14 AM IST
In part two of our series, Let’s Talk About Child Rape, the mother of the 16-year-old raped by Asaram recounts a journey in which her daughter has now become her hero.
By Gautam Gambhir
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 07:02 PM IST
In the first part of our series, Let’s Talk About Child Rape, cricketer Gautam Gambhir says his worst nightmare is he’ll see a day when he hears them saying, A for Abuse, B for Brutality, C for Cruelty.
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 12:19 PM IST
Local residents surrounded the local police station where the accused was being held, and demanded that he be given the death penalty.
Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 11:16 PM IST
The Gurugram man had manipulated the daughter into believing that such relations happen in every house.
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 03:54 PM IST
The 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped on May 4 by a neighbour Bacchan Mandal at her house in Kakarwana village.