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Pearl V Puri has been sent to 14-day judicial custody in the minor's rape case.

Pearl's bail hearing postponed, minor's dad asks people not to call her a liar

By Ram Parmar
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2021 10:09 PM IST
  • Actor Pearl V Puri's bail hearing has been postponed and will now be held on Tuesday. The actor was arrested for allegedly raping a minor in 2019.
Anita Hassanandani has supported Pearl V Puri.
Anita Hassanandani has supported Pearl V Puri.

Anita calls Pearl's arrest over alleged rape of minor 'nonsensical news'

UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2021 11:08 AM IST
  • Anita Hassanandani extended her support to Pearl V Puri and called his arrest over the alleged rape of a minor 'nonsensical news'. She shared a note on Instagram.
Twitter has been at loggerheads with the Indian government over compliance with the new social media guidelines. (Reuters representative image)
Twitter has been at loggerheads with the Indian government over compliance with the new social media guidelines. (Reuters representative image)

Child rights body alleges Pocso breach on Twitter, lodges FIR

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 04:15 AM IST
  • The apex child rights body has also filed an FIR, charging the social media giant for allegedly giving false information and violating the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act.
Currently, someone between 16 and 18 can be tried as an adult, under POCSO or the Indian Penal Code, only if they are charged with heinous crimes such as murder or rape.(HT/PHOTO)
Currently, someone between 16 and 18 can be tried as an adult, under POCSO or the Indian Penal Code, only if they are charged with heinous crimes such as murder or rape.(HT/PHOTO)

Try 16+ as adults in POCSO cases: Panel

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 11:57 PM IST
The committee noted that cases registered under POCSO rose from 32,608 in 2017 to 47,325 in 2019 – an increase of nearly 45% in two years — and made important recommendations to check cyber crime, improve the condition of sex workers and increase police accountability in cases of crimes against women.
The prosecution said the incident had left the girl "frightened and ashamed", though the defence claimed the man was targeted as the girl's relatives held a grudge against him.(Representative image)
The prosecution said the incident had left the girl "frightened and ashamed", though the defence claimed the man was targeted as the girl's relatives held a grudge against him.(Representative image)

Man gets one year in jail for flashing college student

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:12 PM IST
The accused, a driver by profession who was known to the victim and her family, was found guilty under section 354 A (molestation) of IPC as well as provisions of the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Image for representation.(HT File)
Image for representation.(HT File)

65-year-old gets 20-year rigorous imprisonment for raping minor

UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 12:32 AM IST
  • The court also imposed a fine of 20,000 on the convict, identified as Hiraman Yadav alias Rangbaj who hails from Gopalpur village in Bihar.
Justice Pushpa Ganediwala recently acquitted a man accused of groping a 12-year-old girl's breast because he did not make skin-to-skin contact(HT_PRINT)
Justice Pushpa Ganediwala recently acquitted a man accused of groping a 12-year-old girl's breast because he did not make skin-to-skin contact(HT_PRINT)

SC Collegium withdraws approval for appointment of judge

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 05:13 PM IST
  • Justice Pushpa Ganediwala recently acquitted a man accused of groping a 12-year-old girl's breast because he did not make skin-to-skin contact and days earlier, ruled that holding the hands of a five-year-old girl and unzipping the trousers do not amount to "sexual assault" under the POCSO Act.
File photo: Madras HC.(ANI PHOTO.)
File photo: Madras HC.(ANI PHOTO.)

'POCSO wasn't for adolescents, teenagers in romantic relationships' Madras HC

By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, Chennai
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2021 11:01 AM IST
  • Child-rights activists have been advocating for the legislation to be altered so the focus doesn’t deviate from serious cases.
File photo of the Bombay high court. The court, in its verdict, held that this "physical contact" mentioned in the definition of sexual assault must be "skin to skin" or direct physical contact.
File photo of the Bombay high court. The court, in its verdict, held that this "physical contact" mentioned in the definition of sexual assault must be "skin to skin" or direct physical contact.

Not sexual assault if minor is groped without 'skin to skin contact, intent': HC

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:33 PM IST
Justice Pushpa Ganediwala of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, in a judgement passed on January 19, the detailed copy of which was made available now, held that there must be "skin to skin contact with sexual intent" for an act to be considered sexual assault.
The accused in the Wayalar sisters’ rape-murder case has been asked to surrender before the trial court by January 20. (HT Photo)
The accused in the Wayalar sisters’ rape-murder case has been asked to surrender before the trial court by January 20. (HT Photo)

Kerala High Court sets aside aquittal in Walayar minors’ rape-murder case

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 03:02 PM IST
The bench comprising Justices A Hariprasad and MA Anitha ordered a retrial in the case and directed the special court to hear it.
Representational Image.
Representational Image.

Rajasthan: Minor delivers baby in Nagaur, four, including brother, booked for rape

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Jaykishan Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 04:42 PM IST
Survivor’s family has reportedly confessed that the four have raped the 14-year-old multiple times
A bench comprising chief justice Dipankar Datta and justice Girish Kulkarni has asked the government to file its affidavit in a reply to the PIL filed by social activist Arjun Malge complaining about the lack of implementation of certain provisions of the POCSO Act.(Representational Photo)
A bench comprising chief justice Dipankar Datta and justice Girish Kulkarni has asked the government to file its affidavit in a reply to the PIL filed by social activist Arjun Malge complaining about the lack of implementation of certain provisions of the POCSO Act.(Representational Photo)

Respond to PIL on lack of POCSO implementation: Bombay HC to Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 04:24 PM IST
The counsel said the police was supposed to keep the child and his/her family informed of the proceedings in the case, which they often failed to do
The judge said that the survivor was a minor so her consent to the said act was immaterial.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The judge said that the survivor was a minor so her consent to the said act was immaterial.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

HC refuses bail to Pune rape accused over minor survivor’s contradictory statements

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 02:18 PM IST
The Bombay high court (HC) has refused to grant bail to a youth (21) from Pune, who is accused of raping a 15-year-old he was reportedly in a relationship with, as the minor’s statements were found to be at odds
The NDRF team is looking for the accused in Tawi river but has not met with any success so far, said officials.(PTI Photo)
The NDRF team is looking for the accused in Tawi river but has not met with any success so far, said officials.(PTI Photo)

POCSO accused jumps into river, leaves video alleging harassment behind

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 02:59 PM IST
The accused said he was being framed by the mother of the minor.
File photo of John Patrick Bridge, who founded home shelter Faith Outreach. (HT Photo)
File photo of John Patrick Bridge, who founded home shelter Faith Outreach. (HT Photo)

British man running Odisha shelter home arrested for sexually abusing minor

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 12:50 PM IST
Police officials in Jharsuguda said John Patrick Bridge - who ran a child shelter home called Faith Outreach - was arrested following a complaint by a minor tribal boy about being sexually abused.
The incident came to light after the minor victim broke down before her friend and revealed about the sexual assault.(HT Photo)
The incident came to light after the minor victim broke down before her friend and revealed about the sexual assault.(HT Photo)

POCSO court rejects bail plea of man accused of raping minor daughter

Mumbai | By Charul Shah
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2020 03:23 PM IST
The accused allegedly repeatedly sexually assaulted his daughter between 2015 and January 2020, when his wife was away at their native place.
The Bombay HC granted bail to the accused because he had exercised his indefeasible right on expiry of 90 days to file a chargesheet.(HT File Photo)
The Bombay HC granted bail to the accused because he had exercised his indefeasible right on expiry of 90 days to file a chargesheet.(HT File Photo)

Covid-19 no reason for not filing chargesheet: HC grants bail to man accused of raping minor

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 03:07 PM IST
Justice Vinay Joshi clarified that the period prescribed by the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) for filing a charge sheet cannot be extended because of the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
The hostel warden was arrested after the parents of the child complained to the police.(Representative image)
The hostel warden was arrested after the parents of the child complained to the police.(Representative image)

In lockdown nightmare, 9-year-old boy sexually harassed by hostel warden in Dehradun: Cops

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 11:25 PM IST
The boy was the only student who was left in the hostel because his parents could not come from Uttar Pradesh to take him home due to the lockdown.
The girl was kidnapped on Wednesday evening from outside her house in the village under Jabera police station in Damoh district.(Reuters Photo)
The girl was kidnapped on Wednesday evening from outside her house in the village under Jabera police station in Damoh district.(Reuters Photo)

6-year-old raped in Madhya Pradesh’s Damoh, eyes damaged in attack

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Sagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2020 01:14 PM IST
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the rape of the “innocent girl is shameful and unfortunate.”
The teenager was found in an unconscious state near the railway track in Manjri and rushed to Sassoon General Hospital.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
The teenager was found in an unconscious state near the railway track in Manjri and rushed to Sassoon General Hospital.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Four held in Pune for undressing teenager, urinating upon him and sharing video

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 05:34 PM IST
The 15-year-old had gone out to attend a community celebration on Thursday when the incident took place
According to the police, the accused knew the survivor and was a family acquaintance.
According to the police, the accused knew the survivor and was a family acquaintance.

Sailor held for rape, kidnapping of girl in Goa

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza, Panaji
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 02:34 AM IST
The accused, an off-duty sailor who was visiting the state on vacation, was arrested from his home at São José de Areal village late on Wednesday
The Supreme Court stayed the convict’s hanging as the black warrant was issued before he had exhausted all his legal remedies.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court stayed the convict’s hanging as the black warrant was issued before he had exhausted all his legal remedies.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court stays hanging of man who raped, killed 3-year-old girl

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2020 03:03 PM IST
Yadav challenged the high court judgment in Supreme Court. Advocate Aparajitha Singh appearing for Yadav argued that the Surat court had issued the black warrant before the expiry of 60 days period, during which the convict is allowed to appeal to the Supreme Court against the judgment of the high court.
A 35-year-old UP man has been arrested for on charges of raping and killing his five-month-old cousin, police said.(AP File Photo)
A 35-year-old UP man has been arrested for on charges of raping and killing his five-month-old cousin, police said.(AP File Photo)

UP man arrested for raping, killing 5-month-old cousin: Police

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 04:59 AM IST
The 5-month-old girl was declared brought dead. The post-mortem report confirmed sexual assault and that she was smothered to death, police said.
The father of one of the students filed a complaint after which the two wardens were arrested(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The father of one of the students filed a complaint after which the two wardens were arrested(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Two wardens arrested for sexually abusing 11 tribal students in Maharashtra

Satara | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 03:53 AM IST
The students are in the 10-13 age group and had run away from school recently before they were spotted by villagers who brought them to the police, an official said.
She has demanded that the prime accused be hanged.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
She has demanded that the prime accused be hanged.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Man accused of raping girl, killing her father in UP’s Firozabad arrested

Hindustan Times, Agra/Firozabad | By Hemendra Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 03:56 AM IST
The girl herself said she wants to know why the arrest was not made after an FIR of rape was lodged in August 2019, as it could have saved the life of her father.
Main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case Brajesh Thakur is taken to a special POCSO court, in Muzaffarpur.(PTI file photo)
Main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case Brajesh Thakur is taken to a special POCSO court, in Muzaffarpur.(PTI file photo)

Muzaffarpur shelter home convict Brajesh Thakur sentenced to life imprisonment

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 05:05 PM IST
Thakur has been convicted of several offences including aggravated penetrative sexual assault under section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The accused were found guilty of sexually abusing and raping the hearing-impaired minor schoolgirl.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The accused were found guilty of sexually abusing and raping the hearing-impaired minor schoolgirl.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

15 convicted of rape, attempt to kill TN schoolgirl in 2018

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 03:55 AM IST
Special judge RN Manjula acquitted one of the accused, Gunasekar, 55, a gardener, for the want of evidence. Another accused, Babu, a lift operator, died of illness during the pendency of the case.
The girl, the daughter of a daily wager, went missing on Monday evening and her body was recovered from a bushy area half a kilometre from her house a day later.(HT File Photo)
The girl, the daughter of a daily wager, went missing on Monday evening and her body was recovered from a bushy area half a kilometre from her house a day later.(HT File Photo)

Class 3 girl out to relieve herself, raped and murdered by 20-year-old in Tamil Nadu: Police

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 09:49 AM IST
The Class 3 student used to go to her father’s workplace after school and on Monday evening too she had gone there. She went missing after telling him that she was going to relieve herself.
The boy used to stay in the same hostel as the accused and his 18-page suicide note has detailed the sexual assaults perpetrated on him, a Chandrapur police station official said.(iStock/Representative Image)
The boy used to stay in the same hostel as the accused and his 18-page suicide note has detailed the sexual assaults perpetrated on him, a Chandrapur police station official said.(iStock/Representative Image)

Sodomised boy hangs self in hostel, 18-page suicide note reveals details: Cops

Nagpur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 09:10 AM IST
Fourteen students from a hostel in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur have been charged with abetment to suicide, unnatural sexual offences under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the official said.
Justice Shinde cited a Supreme Court order from 1965 (S Varadarajan vs State of Madras) to grant the man bail, but restricted him from living in the vicinity of the minor.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Justice Shinde cited a Supreme Court order from 1965 (S Varadarajan vs State of Madras) to grant the man bail, but restricted him from living in the vicinity of the minor.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)

Bombay HC says girl acted of free will, grants bail in Pocso case

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By KAY Dodhiya, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 07:43 AM IST
In her statement to the police a few days later, the victim said she had eloped with her boyfriend of her own free will and that he had not forced her to have sex with him. A medical test confirmed that the two were sexually active prior to the incident.
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