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A protestor stands with a placard during a demonstration against incidents of rape, in New Delhi.(AP File Photo)

12-year-old girl drugged, gang-raped in Vrindavan hotel, then abandoned on a train: Police

PTI, Mathura | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 05:52 PM IST
The girl was rescued by the Delhi police after she was allegedly gangraped and abandoned on a Delhi-bound train by three men.
A woman holds a candle and placard seeking an end to sexual violence against women in Bangalore.(AP FIle Photo)
A woman holds a candle and placard seeking an end to sexual violence against women in Bangalore.(AP FIle Photo)

Kerala woman was aware that man was sexually assaulting daughter in theatre: Police

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 11:26 PM IST
Kerala Women’s Commission chairperson M C Josephine said preliminary investigation showed the minor was abused with the connivance of her mother.
People participate in a candle light vigil as they protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Unnao, in Ahmedabad, April13, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)
People participate in a candle light vigil as they protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Unnao, in Ahmedabad, April13, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)

Indore man gets death penalty after 3-week trial for raping, killing infant

Hindustan Times, Indore | By Punya Priya Mitra
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 11:27 PM IST
Sunil Bheel was arrested on April 21 for allegedly assaulting the six-month child after an argument with her mother.
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)

Minor girl sexually assaulted at beach in Goa, accused arrested

Indo Asian News Service, Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 09:49 PM IST
Police said the accused sexually assaulted the girl while she had gone to swim in the sea.
Residents of Kolkata take out a protest march to condemn crimes against women last month.(Samir Jana/ HT File)
Residents of Kolkata take out a protest march to condemn crimes against women last month.(Samir Jana/ HT File)

Himachal: 13-yr-old girl’s pregnancy reveals rape from four months ago

Hindustan Times, Mandi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 11:14 AM IST
Upon being questioned by her grandparents, the girl disclosed that she was raped by a man while returning home from school in January.
About 23 girls were residing in the hostel at that time and of them, six minors, aged between 11 and 16 years, were sexually assaulted by the retired professor.(Reuters Photo)
About 23 girls were residing in the hostel at that time and of them, six minors, aged between 11 and 16 years, were sexually assaulted by the retired professor.(Reuters Photo)

79-year-old man, daughter get life in jail for rape of minors at MP orphanage

Press Trust of India, Shivpuri | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 04:07 PM IST
The victims revealed during investigation they were given sedatives before being sexually assaulted and whenever they complained to the woman about it, she would beat them up to silence them.
People participate in a candle light vigil as they protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu.(Reuters Photo)
People participate in a candle light vigil as they protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu.(Reuters Photo)

Kathua rape-murder: Court fixes May 22 for hearing in case against juvenile

PTI, Kathua | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 04:07 PM IST
The juvenile had moved the court for his bail soon after the Crime Branch had filed its charge sheet against him and seven others for alleged involvement in the Kathua rape and murder case.
In this April 15 file photo, a protestor stands with a placard during a protest against rape, in New Delhi.(AP)
In this April 15 file photo, a protestor stands with a placard during a protest against rape, in New Delhi.(AP)

Survivors may get to report sexual abuse as a child till age 25

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 11:16 PM IST
If the move gets a nod from the Centre, it will mean survivors will have to file a complaint before they turn 25, after which the statute of limitations will expire.
A candle light vigil to protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh.(Reuters File Photo)
A candle light vigil to protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh.(Reuters File Photo)

Centre to make sexual assault of boys under age of 12 punishable by death penalty

Moushumi Das Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 09:25 AM IST
The Union women and child development ministry has finalised the proposal to amend sections 4, 5 and 6 of the POCSO Act, which will make rape committed against “any child” below 12 punishable with the death penalty.
People take out at a candle light march to demand justice in Kathua and Unnao rape cases, in Navi Mumbai on April 18, 2018.(Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)
People take out at a candle light march to demand justice in Kathua and Unnao rape cases, in Navi Mumbai on April 18, 2018.(Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)

Union Cabinet clears ordinance for stricter punishment for rape: Here are the key features

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 04:50 PM IST
The ordinance okayed by the Cabinet says investigation of all cases of rape has to be mandatorily completed within two months.
Pronouncing the judgment in the sexual assault case on Monday, the court of additional district and sessions judge Poonam R Joshi said the fact that the 14-year-old girl kept changing her statement meant she was bent upon implicating her uncle to settle a civil dispute.(Representative image)
Pronouncing the judgment in the sexual assault case on Monday, the court of additional district and sessions judge Poonam R Joshi said the fact that the 14-year-old girl kept changing her statement meant she was bent upon implicating her uncle to settle a civil dispute.(Representative image)

Chandigarh: Child used as ‘scapegoat’ in fake rape case to implicate uncle

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Aneesha Bedi, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2018 10:08 PM IST
Property dispute: Court says girl’s widow mother filed complaint to settle scores with brother-in-law.
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