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Sexual assault charges cannot be slapped under POCSO Act unless sexual intent proved: Bombay HC

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 02:57 PM IST
The court made the observation while granting anticipatory bail to a Pune resident accused of tearing off a minor’s clothes and touching her inappropriately while physically assaulting her
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Over 1 lakh students, their parents sensitised on POCSO Act in Jammu: Official

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 08:52 AM IST
Around 1.08 lakh stakeholders were sensitised covering students of primary, middle, high and higher secondary levels and their parents, specifically mothers.
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According to the police, the assault was reported around 10 pm when the girl’s parents, both daily wage labourers, saw her crying.(KPN)
According to the police, the assault was reported around 10 pm when the girl’s parents, both daily wage labourers, saw her crying.(KPN)

Two minors sexually assaulted in Delhi, accused known to victims

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 07:34 AM IST
Deputy commissioner of police (northwest) Vijayanta Arya said a case of rape under IPC section 376 and under relevant sections of POCSO Act was registered after sexual assault was confirmed.
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Despite the working of courts getting adversely affected due to Covid-19, a total of 1,835 cases of crimes against women were disposed of between January 1 and September 30.(FILE PHOTO.)
Despite the working of courts getting adversely affected due to Covid-19, a total of 1,835 cases of crimes against women were disposed of between January 1 and September 30.(FILE PHOTO.)

UP govt wants courts to expedite hearing of POCSO Act, crime against women cases

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 02:03 AM IST
In the letter, Awasthi has informed the high court that the state government will launch a special campaign for the safety and security of women from October 17.
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The accused was booked on the basis of a 17-year-old girl’s complaint on August 1. Photo for representational purpose only.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The accused was booked on the basis of a 17-year-old girl’s complaint on August 1. Photo for representational purpose only.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

POCSO Act applies only when a child is harassed with sexual intent: Bombay HC

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2020 05:22 PM IST
The judge noted the reading of the First Information Reports by the parties in the case against each other suggested petty rivalry between two families
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Minor sexual assault survivors could be given immediate compensation within a week their cases are taken up in special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act courts(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Minor sexual assault survivors could be given immediate compensation within a week their cases are taken up in special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act courts(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)

New rules under amended POCSO Act: Survivors may get quick compensation

By Amrita Madhukalya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 12:30 PM IST
The rules are expected to be finalised within a month and will, among other things, lay down procedures under which immediate compensation will be extended to the survivors. They will specify the quantum of the compensation as well.
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Women activists hold banners and shout slogans demanding justice in the case of a veterinarian who was gang-raped and killed in Telangana.(AP FILE PHOTO.)
Women activists hold banners and shout slogans demanding justice in the case of a veterinarian who was gang-raped and killed in Telangana.(AP FILE PHOTO.)

Andhra assembly passes bill to award death penalty for rape in 3 weeks

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 06:47 PM IST
The new bill prescribes death penalty for rape where there is conclusive evidence, and this needs the amendment of Section 376 of IPC. This apart, the Bill reduces the judgment period to 21 working days with investigation being completed in seven days and trail closing in 14 days.
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The boy is a Class 8 student and a resident of Wazirabad. His father is an auto-rickshaw driver and his mother runs a shop of cosmetic products near their residence.(HT FILE)
The boy is a Class 8 student and a resident of Wazirabad. His father is an auto-rickshaw driver and his mother runs a shop of cosmetic products near their residence.(HT FILE)

Four men booked for kidnapping and beating 13-year-old boy in Wazirabad

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2019 02:28 AM IST
In the police complaint, his father alleged that he saw his neighbours beating the boy when he returned home after work. On enquiring, they alleged that the boy had stolen a mobile phone from their house.
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Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar, Narendra Singh Tomar and Santosh Gangwar during the press conference after the cabinet meeting, in New Delhi, where the amendments on POCSO were made which now seeks to award the death penalty in cases of aggravated penetrative sexual assault of children, making it gender neutral.(ANI Photo)
Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar, Narendra Singh Tomar and Santosh Gangwar during the press conference after the cabinet meeting, in New Delhi, where the amendments on POCSO were made which now seeks to award the death penalty in cases of aggravated penetrative sexual assault of children, making it gender neutral.(ANI Photo)

Union Cabinet clears death penalty under POCSO Act

PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2019 11:58 PM IST
The Cabinet cleared the amendments first in February 2018 but it couldn’t be passed because of the announcements of elections.
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The sexual abuse of the victim came to the fore when she was transferred from the Tirupati home to another in Kadapa district on October 27.(File Photo)
The sexual abuse of the victim came to the fore when she was transferred from the Tirupati home to another in Kadapa district on October 27.(File Photo)

Minor girl in state-run home repeatedly raped by superintendent in Andhra’s Tirupati

By Gali Nagaraja | Hindusatan Times, Vijayawada
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2018 12:14 PM IST
The sexual abuse of the victim came to the fore when she was transferred from the Tirupati home to another in Kadapa district on October 27.
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Surat, a hub for diamond and textile industry with a huge population of migrant workers, has been rocked by multiple cases of rape and murder of minors recently.(Reuters File Photo)
Surat, a hub for diamond and textile industry with a huge population of migrant workers, has been rocked by multiple cases of rape and murder of minors recently.(Reuters File Photo)

3-year-old raped and choked in Surat, body found in polythene bag in neighbour’s room: Police

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 02:33 PM IST
The girl’s family said on Tuesday that they will not accept her body from the hospital until the absconding accused was arrested.
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A 15-year-old girl in Gurugram was allegedly raped by her cousin and uncle, both of whom have been arrested.(Reuters file photo)
A 15-year-old girl in Gurugram was allegedly raped by her cousin and uncle, both of whom have been arrested.(Reuters file photo)

Molested by uncle, cousin, 15-year-old writes about her ordeal in answer sheet

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 02:07 PM IST
The police was alerted by the girl’s school authorities after the 15-year-old girl narrated her ordeal in an answer sheet during the unit test examination on October 1.
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The medical test revealed that the child was burned with a pair of tongs on his right thigh and private parts.(AFP File Photo)
The medical test revealed that the child was burned with a pair of tongs on his right thigh and private parts.(AFP File Photo)

Woman burns boy’s private parts after he refuses her alleged sexual advances

By Vaibhav Jha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2018 02:35 PM IST
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.
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The girl told the police that a man raped her in connivance with her aunt on more than one occasion. (HT)
The girl told the police that a man raped her in connivance with her aunt on more than one occasion. (HT)

13-year-old girl alleges aunt arranged for her rapes, was taken to a Gurugram mall to be picked up by accused

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2018 09:34 AM IST
Police are investigating if the aunt took any money from the rapist for facilitating the crime.
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People hold a candle light vigil in protest against the incidence of rapes after the cases of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu, and a teenager in Uttar Pradesh came to light, in Bengaluru on April 13, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)
People hold a candle light vigil in protest against the incidence of rapes after the cases of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu, and a teenager in Uttar Pradesh came to light, in Bengaluru on April 13, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)

17-year-old asks for more time to repay Rs 1,500 loan, is gangraped by 2 men

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 10:05 AM IST
The prime accused and his accomplice pressured the girl for repaying the loan and then raped her when she failed to do so.
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Under the POCSO Act, it is an offence if a person or an institute gets to know of probable child sexual abuse but does not pass it on to the authorities concerned.(Reuters/Picture for representation)
Under the POCSO Act, it is an offence if a person or an institute gets to know of probable child sexual abuse but does not pass it on to the authorities concerned.(Reuters/Picture for representation)

Principal, class teacher may be arrested in Greater Noida school rape case

By Vaibhav Jha | Greater Noida
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2018 03:35 AM IST
A three-and-a-half-year-old girl was allegedly raped inside the premises of a Surajpur school. Police had earlier arrested 42-year-old Chandi Das, who was employed at the school as a lifeguard.
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People take part in a candle march in protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Mandsaur, at Bikaner on June 30,2018.(PTI File Photo)
People take part in a candle march in protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Mandsaur, at Bikaner on June 30,2018.(PTI File Photo)

2 men given death penalty for raping minor girl, leaving her to die in Mandsaur

By Press Trust of India | Mandsaur
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 03:56 PM IST
The girl was gangraped on June 26 in Mandsaur after the accused abducted her while she was waiting for her father outside her school.
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A nine-year-old student of a private school was allegedly molested by his seniors thrice in their school bus in Delhi, police said on Tuesday.(HT File Photo)
A nine-year-old student of a private school was allegedly molested by his seniors thrice in their school bus in Delhi, police said on Tuesday.(HT File Photo)

Nine-year-old Delhi boy molested by seniors on school bus: Police

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 07:32 AM IST
“The kid has alleged that he was touched inappropriately and molested by his seniors on three days while going back home in the school bus,” said police.
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During investigation into the 14-year-old student’s death, one more minor girl of the school told the police that she too was sexually assaulted by the headmaster, Superintendent of Police Jagmohan Meena said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
During investigation into the 14-year-old student’s death, one more minor girl of the school told the police that she too was sexually assaulted by the headmaster, Superintendent of Police Jagmohan Meena said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

14-year-old schoolgirl allegedly commits suicide in Odisha, her note accuses principal of rape

By Press Trust of India | Malkangiri
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 09:46 PM IST
A note found in the girl’s notebook accused the headmaster of being involved in sexual assault of minor girls in the school.
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Child abuse(Representative Image)

60-year-old housekeeping staff in Gurugram held for molesting minor in a condo lift

By Leena Dhankhar | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 03:14 PM IST
Based on the parent’s complaint, an FIR was lodged against the accused under Section 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
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Playgroup franchise’s partner sexually assaults 2-year-old in Mumbai, arrested

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 04:11 PM IST
The FIR was registered a few days later, after the toddler told her mother that the accused had touched her private parts.
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Union Minister for Women & Child Development Maneka Gandhi as been pushing for bringing in the amendment and had earlier also written to the states batting for equal rights to male child victims of sexual abuse.(PTI File Photo)
Union Minister for Women & Child Development Maneka Gandhi as been pushing for bringing in the amendment and had earlier also written to the states batting for equal rights to male child victims of sexual abuse.(PTI File Photo)

POCSO Act amendment including boy victims will be sent to Cabinet soon, says official

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2018 05:30 PM IST
The Law Ministry has cleared the amendments to enhance punishment in cases of sexual assault against young boys and it will be sent to the Cabinet in next 2-3 days, the official said.
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This is the first such sentencing in Rajasthan after a law entailing capital punishment to those convicted of raping a child below 12 years of age came into force, police said.(File/AFP)
This is the first such sentencing in Rajasthan after a law entailing capital punishment to those convicted of raping a child below 12 years of age came into force, police said.(File/AFP)

19-year-old gets death for raping infant in Alwar, first judgement under amended Pocso Act

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Alwar
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 10:25 PM IST
A special court in Rajasthan Saturday sentenced to death a 19-year-old youth for raping a seven-month-old child in Alwar district in May
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On May 9, the accused took the baby girl from her house when she was with her partially-blind grandmother, and raped her at a nearby school building. He was caught by some people and handed over to police.(Reuters file photo)
On May 9, the accused took the baby girl from her house when she was with her partially-blind grandmother, and raped her at a nearby school building. He was caught by some people and handed over to police.(Reuters file photo)

19-year-old gets death penalty for raping infant in Rajasthan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 10:02 PM IST
It is the first death sentence to be given in Rajasthan to a rapist following an amendment to the POCSO Act.
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A case under relevant sections of the IPC and POCSO Act has been registered against the accused and further investigations is on.(Reuters File Photo)
A case under relevant sections of the IPC and POCSO Act has been registered against the accused and further investigations is on.(Reuters File Photo)

Six-year-old girl raped and killed in MP’s Gwalior, body found near wedding venue

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Gwalior
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 03:44 PM IST
Investigators and the victim’s kin find the body from the nearby buses after going through the CCTV footage.
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A placard during a protest march against rape in Gurgaon.(HT File Photo)
A placard during a protest march against rape in Gurgaon.(HT File Photo)

65-year-old arrested for raping, murdering one-year-old baby on Pune outskirts

By Shrinivas Deshpande | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 09:37 AM IST
The victim was the daughter of a migrant couple from Tamil Nadu who was sleeping with her parents on the roadside near Loni Kalbhor station.
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Chandigarh: Man, aide get 20 years in jail for raping minor friend

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 07:47 PM IST
The court of additional district and sessions judge Poonam R Joshi also imposed a fine of Rs 1.05 lakh each on the convicts.
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The 43-year-old man, a labourer, was arrested from the district’s Manhorethana area.
The 43-year-old man, a labourer, was arrested from the district’s Manhorethana area.

Man arrested for raping 13-year-old daughter for six months in Kota

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Kota
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 05:41 PM IST
Police said the accused was an alcoholic and had left his wife.
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A case was registered against the accused on the complaint of the minor’s mother.(Representative image)
A case was registered against the accused on the complaint of the minor’s mother.(Representative image)

13-year-old girl sexually assaulted by neighbour in Manesar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 08:11 AM IST
Police said the accused attacked the minor while she was asleep on the roof.
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