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Both the accused and the victim are 17-years-old and study in the same school. The victim’s mother said the incident took place when the students were sitting in the school lawn, participating in selection trials for an athletic meet.(AFP File / Representative Image)

17-year-old boy booked for allegedly sexually harassing fellow student in school

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 09:35 AM IST
An FIR was registered based on a complaint filed by the victim’s mother, who has accused the teacher concerned and school of trying to make light of the issue, However, the school authorities have dismissed the incident as “false”.
Police in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida have booked four minors for allegedly sodomising a 10-year-old boy of the same village. The accused are on the run.(AFP File)
Police in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida have booked four minors for allegedly sodomising a 10-year-old boy of the same village. The accused are on the run.(AFP File)

Four minors booked for allegedly sodomising 10-year-old boy in Greater Noida village

Hindustan Times, Greater Noida | By Vaibhav Jha
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2018 09:15 AM IST
According to the victim’s family, the accused allegedly sodomised him several times over the past two months. The four accused are residents of the same village as the victim, who is enrolled in class 4 of a private school in Dankaur, Greater Noida.
Two minor girls were allegedly raped in Gujarat’s Surat on Saturday.(AP File Photo)
Two minor girls were allegedly raped in Gujarat’s Surat on Saturday.(AP File Photo)

Two minor girls raped in Surat, one critical after being found inside a pipe

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.
The 61-year-old founder of a government-aided school in Maharashtra’s Sangli has been arrested on charges of sexual assault and molestation of girls in the school hostel.(AFP File Photo)
The 61-year-old founder of a government-aided school in Maharashtra’s Sangli has been arrested on charges of sexual assault and molestation of girls in the school hostel.(AFP File Photo)

61-year-old Sangli school founder held for sexual assault, molestation of girl students

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 11:33 AM IST
According to the police, the founder of the government-aided school allegedly sexually assaulted five girls and molested three others in the past six months.
Activists and students hold placards during a protest in a silent candle march over the rape case of a minor in Jammu in April 2018.(AFP FIle Photo)
Activists and students hold placards during a protest in a silent candle march over the rape case of a minor in Jammu in April 2018.(AFP FIle Photo)

In rape cases, minor’s consent is ‘no consent in eyes of law’, says court

Thane | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 01:08 PM IST
The court’s observation came while hearing the case of a man sneaking into a house and raping a 16-year-old when she was alone.
child abuse Shutterstock(Shutterstock)
child abuse Shutterstock(Shutterstock)

8-year-old boy murdered in suspected sodomy case in Gujarat’s Rajkot: Police

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.
One of the girls, who was allegedly assaulted on September 14, underwent surgery after the incident and is recovering.(AFP File Photo)
One of the girls, who was allegedly assaulted on September 14, underwent surgery after the incident and is recovering.(AFP File Photo)

Two minor girls allegedly raped in a day at posh Hyderabad school

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.
The family, in their police complaint, said that accused is their neighbour. They alleged that he lured the girl to his house where the alleged incident took place.(Picture for representation)
The family, in their police complaint, said that accused is their neighbour. They alleged that he lured the girl to his house where the alleged incident took place.(Picture for representation)

16-year-old pregnant girl alleges rape by neighbour in Ghaziabad

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2018 06:22 AM IST
The family of a 16-year-old girl approached the police and alleged that a man from their neighbourhood raped her. The girl is presently five months’ pregnant. The family has filed an FIR against the accused man and three others at the Sahibabad police station.
Women protest against rape incidents in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj / HT File Photo)
Women protest against rape incidents in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj / HT File Photo)

Man arrested for raping minor cousin in Gurugram’s Basai village

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 03:02 PM IST
The accused is the victim’s cousin, son of her maternal uncle, the police said.
A candle light march in Bikaner to protest the rape of an eight-year-old girl in MP’s Mandsaur, June 30, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
A candle light march in Bikaner to protest the rape of an eight-year-old girl in MP’s Mandsaur, June 30, 2018.(PTI File Photo)

Minor girl gangraped, filmed in moving SUV in Jharkhand’s Palamu

Hindustan Times, Daltonganj | By Vishal Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 11:15 AM IST
The incident was reported to the district police on Wednesday by the girl and her family after they came to know that the video had gone viral.
Medical examinations were conducted in both cases at Civil Hospital and a board of doctors will decide whether their foetuses will be aborted.(Image for representation)
Medical examinations were conducted in both cases at Civil Hospital and a board of doctors will decide whether their foetuses will be aborted.(Image for representation)

Two minor girls pregnant after being in relationship, says child panel

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2018 04:53 AM IST
While a 15-year-old was found to be six months pregnant, another 17-year-old was found to be seven months pregnant.
Activists protest against recent incidents of rape in shelter homes of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, in Ahmadabad, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.(AP)
Activists protest against recent incidents of rape in shelter homes of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, in Ahmadabad, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.(AP)

12-year-old, allegedly raped by father, delivers baby in Gujarat’s Surat

Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By Hiral Dave
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 11:49 AM IST
The girl’s parents are divorced. Her mother had registered rape case against the father on June 26 with Kakrapad police station in Surat.
The Centre’s 2007 study on child abuse reports that a shocking 53.2% of children say they have experienced one or more form of sexual abuse. Of this number, 52.9% are boys. Boys of all ages, and of all backgrounds, across locations and states, report that they have experienced sexual abuse. [REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO](Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The Centre’s 2007 study on child abuse reports that a shocking 53.2% of children say they have experienced one or more form of sexual abuse. Of this number, 52.9% are boys. Boys of all ages, and of all backgrounds, across locations and states, report that they have experienced sexual abuse. [REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO](Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Why the new amendment of POCSO is necessary

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2018 12:10 PM IST
The women and child development ministry wants to ensure that rape committed against “any child” below 12 punishable with the death penalty. As of now, such a provision applies to only girl victims
The accused was charged with POCSO and Section 377.(HT Photo/Representational Image)
The accused was charged with POCSO and Section 377.(HT Photo/Representational Image)

Sex chats with 16-year-old boy leads to 53-year-old Mumbai businessman’s arrest

Hindustan Times | By Aritra Hazra, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 12:24 AM IST
Khar Police had been investigating a case involving a 16-year-old boy, whose mother had filed a complaint in June.
A candle light protest in Bikaner against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in MP’s Mandsaur, at Bikaner on June 30,2018.(PTI File Photo)
A candle light protest in Bikaner against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in MP’s Mandsaur, at Bikaner on June 30,2018.(PTI File Photo)

22-year-old man arrested for raping and murdering minor cousin in Ghaziabad

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 02:42 PM IST
According to the Ghaziabad police, the accused confessed to raping and killing the girl before dumping her body in an isolated part of a sugarcane field near the village.
A class 3 student of a government school in Haryana’s Hisar district was raped by a teacher of the school on July 13, 2018.(Representative Image)
A class 3 student of a government school in Haryana’s Hisar district was raped by a teacher of the school on July 13, 2018.(Representative Image)

Hisar school teacher arrested for raping 8-year-old girl student

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Hisar
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 11:20 AM IST
The victim had gone to the bathroom in the school when the accused barged in and brutalised her, police said.
The court also observed that the act would be a crime under Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.(AFP FILE PHOTO)
The court also observed that the act would be a crime under Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.(AFP FILE PHOTO)

Female genital mutilation violates privacy, a crime under POCSO: Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 03:03 PM IST
The Supreme Court was hearing PILs filed by an advocate and two by Bohra women, demanding a law against female circumcision on the ground that it violated child rights of Bohra Muslim girls.
Government school teacher in Shimla arrested for molesting student.
Government school teacher in Shimla arrested for molesting student.

Govt school teacher arrested for molesting class 8 student in Shimla

Shimla | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2018 09:02 PM IST
Acting on a complaint filed by the girl’s family, the police registered a case against the accused under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) and arrested him.
Although there have been a few incidents of sexual abuse at Kolkata schools over the last few months, none of them involved a child of such a tender age.(HT illustration)
Although there have been a few incidents of sexual abuse at Kolkata schools over the last few months, none of them involved a child of such a tender age.(HT illustration)

Two-year-old boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Kolkata playschool, case registered

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.
A protestor stands with a placard during a protest rally against rapes in India, in New Delhi.(AP File Photo)
A protestor stands with a placard during a protest rally against rapes in India, in New Delhi.(AP File Photo)

15-year-old girl raped by 3 friends of elder brother in MP’s Jabalpur

Jabalpur (MP) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 04:53 PM IST
The girl was alone when the trio visited the victim’s house. Police said the girl did not suspect anything and allowed the offenders to come in since they were her elder brother’s friends.
Madhya Pradesh Mahila Congress workers burn an effigy of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl who was abducted from outside her school in Mandsaur, on Friday.(PTI)
Madhya Pradesh Mahila Congress workers burn an effigy of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl who was abducted from outside her school in Mandsaur, on Friday.(PTI)

Rape of 8-year-old Mandsaur girl was committed in spur of the moment: Accused tell police

Hindustan Times, Mandsaur/Bhopal | By Rohit Soni
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2018 11:39 PM IST
One of the accused, Irfan, said he saw the eight-year-old standing alone outside her school when he decided to take her with him. On the way to a secluded spot, he called up the second accused.
Based on the medical examination of the girl and the doctor’s statement, police booked Irfan for kidnapping and rape and also under sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.(AP)
Based on the medical examination of the girl and the doctor’s statement, police booked Irfan for kidnapping and rape and also under sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.(AP)

Youth rapes 8-year-old, slits her throat and leaves her for dead in Mandsaur; cops catch him in 24 hours

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Mandsaur | By Rohit Soni
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2018 08:13 AM IST
Irfan Khan, a labourer in a local market, had raped the girl in a secluded place and then left her for dead after slitting her throat. The child is in a critical but stable condition in an Indore hospital.
Many activists and others had lauded the theatre owner for taking the initiative that led to the arrest of the businessman and the minor’s mother in the sexual harassment case.(AP File Photo)
Many activists and others had lauded the theatre owner for taking the initiative that led to the arrest of the businessman and the minor’s mother in the sexual harassment case.(AP File Photo)

Kerala police criticised for arresting theatre owner who helped nab minor’s molester

Hindustan Times, Ramesh Babu | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 07:37 PM IST
The arrest and his release later in the day is the latest embarrassment for the Kerala Police which in recent times has been accused of custodial excesses and laxity in policing.
People hold placards as they participate in a protest over crimes against women.(Reuters File Photo)
People hold placards as they participate in a protest over crimes against women.(Reuters File Photo)

14-year-old girl allegedly raped by juvenile in Odisha’s Balasore

PTI, Balasore | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2018 08:40 PM IST
Police said the minor girl was alone at home when the 16-year-old accused, who was known to her, entered her house and raped her at Matial Pada village in Balasore, Odisha.
A 24-year-old man abducted the five-year-old daughter of his employer, allegedly raped and strangled her and dumped the body in a container at his house in Faridabad’s Palwal district .
A 24-year-old man abducted the five-year-old daughter of his employer, allegedly raped and strangled her and dumped the body in a container at his house in Faridabad’s Palwal district .

Faridabad: Man rapes, murders employer’s 5-year-old daughter

Hindustan Times, Faridabad | By Prabhu Razdan
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 10:02 AM IST
A 24-year-old man abducted the five-year-old daughter of his employer, allegedly raped and strangled her and dumped the body in a container at his house in Faridabad’s Palwal district .
The girl appeared for the Bengal secondary board exams in March this year.(Representative Image)
The girl appeared for the Bengal secondary board exams in March this year.(Representative Image)

16-year-old student gang raped in Bengal district, three youths booked under POCSO

Hindustan Times | By Koushik Dutta, Midnapore
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2018 02:28 PM IST
The victim stated in her police complaint that four youths secretly shot a video when she was bathing in a pond on Saturday afternoon and threatened to circulate the video.
A public protest against the rising incidence of rape in the country held in Kondwa, Pune, recently.(Shankar Narayan/ HT Photo)
A public protest against the rising incidence of rape in the country held in Kondwa, Pune, recently.(Shankar Narayan/ HT Photo)

Uncle among three arrested for gang-raping MP minor for over a year

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 06:17 PM IST
An engineering student and a minor boy also began taking advantage of the victim after they allegedly found the uncle raping her in a common area of their building. Police sent the girl to a shelter after a medical examination.
People protest demanding punishment against child rape.(Reuters File Photo)
People protest demanding punishment against child rape.(Reuters File Photo)

Gurugram man rapes daughter for 6 months, makes her believe it’s normal; arrested

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.
A woman holds a candle and placard seeking an end to sexual violence against women.(AP File Photo)
A woman holds a candle and placard seeking an end to sexual violence against women.(AP File Photo)

16-year-old Jharkhand girl raped and set on fire succumbs to injuries

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.
As against 2017, Alwar had recorded 120 cases under POCSO in 2016 and 109 in 2015.(HT PHOTO)
As against 2017, Alwar had recorded 120 cases under POCSO in 2016 and 109 in 2015.(HT PHOTO)

Alwar, Ajmer, Udaipur top in crimes against minors

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 10:04 PM IST
Official data shows Alwar is followed by Ajmer with 82 cases. Barmer and Udaipur have 81 each
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