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Police said the Dalit girl was sexually assaulted several times by the accused who pretended to be in love. (HT representative photo)

Teen attempts self-immolation after sexual abuse, dies a week later

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 09:25 PM IST
The accused, a leader of the Democratic Youth Federation of India in Idukki, is in police custody
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.
US military authorities in Afghanistan arrested Naik on November 8 and his initial appearance was held before US Magistrate Judge Harvey via video teleconference(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representative Image)
US military authorities in Afghanistan arrested Naik on November 8 and his initial appearance was held before US Magistrate Judge Harvey via video teleconference(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representative Image)

Indian charged with sexual abuse while working as US military contractor in Afghanistan

New York | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 07:16 AM IST
Lokesh Naik, 35, was charged by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia on November 6 with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse and one count of abusive sexual contact, Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division said.
National crime agency of Britain said there have been 337 arrests of child sex offenders.(HT Photo)
National crime agency of Britain said there have been 337 arrests of child sex offenders.(HT Photo)

Online child sex probe leads to 337 arrests: UK police

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 09:32 PM IST
The NCA said seven men have already been convicted in Britain since the first suspect was arrested in 2017.
Strong and effective policing and working of the justice system is crucial to curb cases of sexual abuse of children.(AP)
Strong and effective policing and working of the justice system is crucial to curb cases of sexual abuse of children.(AP)

Stringent steps are needed to curb sexual abuse of children

By Kalpana Viswanath
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2019 01:06 PM IST
Awareness campaigns, workshops in schools, engaging with families and communities, besides better policing, will go a long way in curbing sexual abuse of children.
The victim went missing from the Panipat railway station where she was her parents. Later she was found at an isolated place.(Representative Image)
The victim went missing from the Panipat railway station where she was her parents. Later she was found at an isolated place.(Representative Image)

UP man arrested for raping 3-year-old in Panipat

Hindustan Times, Karnal | By HT Correspondent, Karnal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2019 12:42 PM IST
The girl has been admitted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science in Rohtak, where her condition is said to be critical.
The medical examination of the victim will be conducted on Monday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
The medical examination of the victim will be conducted on Monday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Father rapes young daughter in Jammu’s Reasi, arrested

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2018 01:38 PM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir police have registered a case under Section 376 of the Ranbir Penal Code, the main criminal code that is applicable in Jammu and Kashmir.
Congressional aide Claudia Guebel said i didn’t know how to react, i was paralyzed.(AP)
Congressional aide Claudia Guebel said i didn’t know how to react, i was paralyzed.(AP)

Wave of sexual abuse allegations shakes Argentina

Argentina | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2018 11:19 AM IST
The wave of women speaking out is now threatening an entrenched machismo culture in a country where women are often catcalled, hissed at and harassed on the street.
In a separate incident, two men accused of sodomising a minor boy in Mathura were arrested, police said.(AFP Photo)
In a separate incident, two men accused of sodomising a minor boy in Mathura were arrested, police said.(AFP Photo)

9-year-old boy sodomised in UP, accused on the run

Muzaffarnagar | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2018 02:54 PM IST
The station house officer (SHO) of Kotwali Police Station Anil Kumar said a case was registered against the accused after a complaint was lodged by the victim’s father.
The woman alleges if she told anyone, Karim Morani warned her, he would come after her. (File IANS Photo)
The woman alleges if she told anyone, Karim Morani warned her, he would come after her. (File IANS Photo)

Producer Karim Morani drugged and raped me, alleges woman

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 12:11 PM IST
Me Too movement: A 25-year-old aspiring actor has alleged Chennai Express producer Karim Morani drugged, raped and blackmailed her.
In a Facebook post, a former flight attendant alleges that Abhijeet Bhattacharya grabbed her by her wrist and pulled her closer after she refused to dance with him at a pub in Kolkata, 20 years ago. (File IANS Photo)
In a Facebook post, a former flight attendant alleges that Abhijeet Bhattacharya grabbed her by her wrist and pulled her closer after she refused to dance with him at a pub in Kolkata, 20 years ago. (File IANS Photo)

Abhijeet Bhattacharya denies sexual harassment allegation, says ‘fat, ugly women’ blaming men

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2018 12:30 PM IST
Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya denies sexual misconduct allegations by a woman, who alleges he tried to kiss at a Kolkata pub. He says women coming out with Me Too stories are dirty, fat and ugly.
Tanushree Dutta has accused Nana Patekar, 67, of harassment during the shooting of Horn OK Pleassss in 2008. (Instagram)
Tanushree Dutta has accused Nana Patekar, 67, of harassment during the shooting of Horn OK Pleassss in 2008. (Instagram)

Nana Patekar cancels press conference on Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment allegations

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2018 12:08 PM IST
Nana Patekar cancelled a press conference where he was to address the harassment allegations made by Tanushree Dutta, on the sets of their film Horn OK Pleassss in 2008.
Activists hold placards during a rally protest against the recent incidents of sexual abuse, molestation and rapes in Bangalore.(AFP File Photo/Representative image)
Activists hold placards during a rally protest against the recent incidents of sexual abuse, molestation and rapes in Bangalore.(AFP File Photo/Representative image)

Constable suspended for sodomising boy at police outpost for 20 days in Uttar Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 07:47 AM IST
According to the teenager’s complaint, constable Sanjesh Yadav took him to the police post and asked him to cook food for him and later sodomised him.
Tanushree Dutta had accused an actor of misbehaving with her during the shoot of a special song in Horn OK Please in 2008. (Instagram)
Tanushree Dutta had accused an actor of misbehaving with her during the shoot of a special song in Horn OK Please in 2008. (Instagram)

Tanushree Dutta says she was sexually abused by an actor, asserts Me Too will never reach Bollywood

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 05:24 PM IST
Tanushree Dutta says the Me Too movement won’t happen in India unless and until what happened with her on a movie set in 2008 is acknowledged.
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.
Last week, a 19-year old girl from Rewari, a former CBSE topper felicitated by the government, was allegedly kidnapped and gang raped.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Last week, a 19-year old girl from Rewari, a former CBSE topper felicitated by the government, was allegedly kidnapped and gang raped.(AFP/Picture for representation)

Woman allegedly thrashed, gang raped by four men in Ballabgarh bordering Delhi

Ballabhgrah (Haryana) | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2018 07:14 PM IST
A woman was allegedly thrashed and gang raped by four men in Haryana on Tuesday night. The incident happened in Ballabgarh in the state’s Faridabad district bordering Delhi. An FIR has been registered and police have launched a manhunt to nab the culprits.
According to police, the matter came to light a few days ago after a neighbour caught the accused in the act when the girl was alone at home.(AFP/Picture for representation)
According to police, the matter came to light a few days ago after a neighbour caught the accused in the act when the girl was alone at home.(AFP/Picture for representation)

10-year-old girl allegedly raped by maternal uncle in Haryana’s Rohtak

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2018 08:08 PM IST
The accused, Praveen, has been arrested, Rohtak DSP (Meham) Virender Singh said. The girl lived at her grandmother’s house in a village under the Lakhan Majra police station, police said.
The woman, who lives with her husband and daughter, said she started visiting the astrologer’s Rohini ashram in 2008 for the treatment of her daughter, who had pain in her legs since her birth.(Picture for representation)
The woman, who lives with her husband and daughter, said she started visiting the astrologer’s Rohini ashram in 2008 for the treatment of her daughter, who had pain in her legs since her birth.(Picture for representation)

Astrologer, aides accused of raping disciple at Delhi ashrams

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 08:29 AM IST
Delhi Police filed a rape case against an astrologer, his son and two others on the complaint of a woman, who accused them of sexually abusing her several times in the last six years. The woman also accused them of molesting her teenage daughter at ashrams in Rohini and Hauz Khas.
The accused has been booked under sections 8 and 12 (related to sexual assault and harassment) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) by Gamdevi police.(AFP/Picture for representation)
The accused has been booked under sections 8 and 12 (related to sexual assault and harassment) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) by Gamdevi police.(AFP/Picture for representation)

IRS officer arrested for allegedly raping minor domestic help in Mumbai

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2018 05:33 PM IST
The alleged sexual assault took place at the residence of the accused, Virbhadra Visalavat (42), an Indian Revenue Service officer, in February 2017. Visalavat was arrested on Thursday after the 17-year-old victim approached police last month and lodged a complaint.
Buddhist monks offer prayers for peace during an inter-faith prayer meeting at Raj Ghat. (Photo used for representative purposes only)(AFP File Photo)
Buddhist monks offer prayers for peace during an inter-faith prayer meeting at Raj Ghat. (Photo used for representative purposes only)(AFP File Photo)

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.
The child told his parents about the incident following which they filed a complaint and police arrested the accused on Sunday evening.(Shutterstock/Picture for representation)
The child told his parents about the incident following which they filed a complaint and police arrested the accused on Sunday evening.(Shutterstock/Picture for representation)

Fruit vendor arrested for sodomising five-year-old boy in Maharashtra

Thane | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2018 04:39 PM IST
The 20-year-old accused took the boy from outside his house in Nallasopara, about 45 kilometres from Thane, at around 4pm on Sunday and sexually assaulted him at an isolated place in Kazi Chawl in Vakanpada, police said.
Both the accused were booked under the POCSO Act.(Picture for representation)
Both the accused were booked under the POCSO Act.(Picture for representation)

Two girls molested in Gurugram; auto driver, minor held

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2018 03:25 AM IST
In the first case, a 16-year-old boy allegedly tried to rape a 16-year-old girl, who is his neighbour, in Peer Colony in Sohna. In the other case, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a 25-year-old driver of the auto-rickshaw she was travelling in.
A Child Welfare Committee official said the victim underwent surgery and is in a critical condition after the operation.(AP/Picture for representation)
A Child Welfare Committee official said the victim underwent surgery and is in a critical condition after the operation.(AP/Picture for representation)

Five-year-old raped by neighbour in Manesar, critical after operation

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 07:13 AM IST
Villagers caught the 22-year-old accused and handed him over to the police after roughing him up.
The victim has told police that she could not see the face of the accused as it was dark.(Reuters/Picture for representation)
The victim has told police that she could not see the face of the accused as it was dark.(Reuters/Picture for representation)

Nine-year-old raped in Delhi slum, suspect yet to be identified

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 08:58 AM IST
The incident took place when the minor had stepped out of her jhuggi to go to a nearby porta-cabin toilet on Wednesday night.
Primary demands of the protesting students include removal of the music teacher Sachit Narang and the institute’s director Anuradha Dalmia. On Wednesday, the state minister for women and child welfare had visited NIVH and announced that Dalmia will be terminated. Narang, however, is still absconding.(PTI/Picture for representation)
Primary demands of the protesting students include removal of the music teacher Sachit Narang and the institute’s director Anuradha Dalmia. On Wednesday, the state minister for women and child welfare had visited NIVH and announced that Dalmia will be terminated. Narang, however, is still absconding.(PTI/Picture for representation)

Don’t trust govt officials, say NIVH students as protests enter eighth day

Dehradun | By HT Correspondent, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2018 01:05 AM IST
Almost 240 students from Model School have been on protest since last week. Female students have accused their music teacher, Sachit Narang, of sexual molestation. The students have also complained about poor quality of food and lack of security on the campus. 
The corporator had called the victim to his farmhouse on the pretext of helping her financially, police said.(PTI/Picture for representation)
The corporator had called the victim to his farmhouse on the pretext of helping her financially, police said.(PTI/Picture for representation)

Navi Mumbai Shiv Sena corporator booked for molesting teen

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 07:26 AM IST
Namdeo Bhagat, a Shiv Sena member of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC), allegedly molested the woman at his farmhouse in Dighode village near the coastal town of Uran in adjoining Raigad district on Sunday last, a police official said.
A 12-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and gangraped on Friday by four labourers in Uttarkashi, leading to unrest in the area and prompting authorities to shut down internet services in the area.(AP/Picture for representation)
A 12-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and gangraped on Friday by four labourers in Uttarkashi, leading to unrest in the area and prompting authorities to shut down internet services in the area.(AP/Picture for representation)

Uttarakhand HC asks state govt to form SITs in all districts to probe rape-and-murder cases

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 07:14 AM IST
The Uttarakhand high court took suo moto cognisance of the alleged gangrape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in Uttarkashi.
Members of different organisation staging a protest march against the recent incident of Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.(PTI Photo)
Members of different organisation staging a protest march against the recent incident of Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.(PTI Photo)

Muzaffarpur rape: SC bans publication of pictures and videos of child victims

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 07:06 AM IST
A three-judge bench led by justice MB Lokur expressed concern over rising incidents of rape in the country and quoting National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) figures, said every six hours a woman is raped in India.
The authenticity of the tape, however, could not be independently verified.(Getty Images/Photo for representation)
The authenticity of the tape, however, could not be independently verified.(Getty Images/Photo for representation)

Audio of talk between abused Kerala nun, cardinal reveals ‘lie’

Thiruvananthapuram | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 11:32 PM IST
The audio pertains to a talk between Cardinal Mar George Alencherry and the abused nun, and clearly shows he had knowledge that Franco Mulakkal, the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar in Punjab, had sexually abused her. When the cops recorded Alencherry’s statement, he did not reveal any of this.
School children hold placards and participate in a silent protest rally against the rape and murder of a girl.(AP File Photo)
School children hold placards and participate in a silent protest rally against the rape and murder of a girl.(AP File Photo)

Sexually abused man writes to President asking for mercy killing, says unable to bear trauma

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.
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