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People protest against increasing incidents of rape and sexual assault in New Delhi in this file photo.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

42-year-old man held for raping Dalit minor in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Amethi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:31 PM IST
An FIR has been lodged on the basis of the complaint under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against the accused.
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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

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
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.
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People hold placards and shout slogans as they protest against the alleged rape and murder of a woman.(REUTERS)
People hold placards and shout slogans as they protest against the alleged rape and murder of a woman.(REUTERS)

7-yr-old gang raped in UP’s Muzaffarnagar

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Muzaffarnagar
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 01:03 AM IST
The minor’s father alleged that the accused took her to a nearby house and raped her.
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The accused, Vicky Sai, 36, of Dharampura, also threatened to kill her family using his ‘powers’ should she reveal the sexual abuse.
The accused, Vicky Sai, 36, of Dharampura, also threatened to kill her family using his ‘powers’ should she reveal the sexual abuse.

Ludhiana man held for raping 17-year-old on pretext of rituals

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 12:17 AM IST
Threatened to kill victim’s family using his ‘powers’ should she reveal the sexual abuse
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The report revealed that children were victims in 61% of the rape cases in Mumbai in 2019.
The report revealed that children were victims in 61% of the rape cases in Mumbai in 2019.

Rise in crimes against women, children in Mumbai in 2019-2020: Praja Foundation report

By Manish K Pathak and Charul Shah, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 12:38 AM IST
The number of rape cases in Mumbai went up from 728 in 2015-2016 to 904 in 2019-2020 (a 24% increase), according to the city-based Praja Foundation report released on Thursday
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Three persons have been arrested in Panchkula under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.(Shutterstock)
Three persons have been arrested in Panchkula under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.(Shutterstock)

Aunt asks rape victim not to reveal crime, held with 2 men in Panchkula

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Panchkula
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 10:23 PM IST
Naveen Sharma (29), Jatin (27) and the paternal aunt (26) of the minor were arrested under the POCSO Act after the victim’s grandmother filed a complaint with the police
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A man has been arrested in Panchkula for stalking and outraging the modesty of a minor.(Shutterstock/For representation)
A man has been arrested in Panchkula for stalking and outraging the modesty of a minor.(Shutterstock/For representation)

Man held for stalking, outraging modesty of minor in Panchkula

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Panchkula
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 11:32 PM IST
An FIR was registered on Tuesday on the complaint of the girl’s father that Tarundeep was stalking his daughter, harassing her for her contact details and issuing threats to her
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The man had flashed, passed indecent remarks and stalked three women and a minor girl on a road in southwest Delhi’s Dwarka between October 17 and 20.(AFP/Getty Images)
The man had flashed, passed indecent remarks and stalked three women and a minor girl on a road in southwest Delhi’s Dwarka between October 17 and 20.(AFP/Getty Images)

S-I dismissed for stalking, harassing women, minor

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 02:29 AM IST
A police officer, who wished not to be named, said Grewal was arrested following a week-long investigation during which they scanned CCTV footage from several points in Dwarka and examined more than 100 grey Baleno cars, similar to the one that Grewal was driving at the time of incidents.
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UP Police have been criticised over their handling of rape cases after the Hathras gang rape-murder case.(HT File)
UP Police have been criticised over their handling of rape cases after the Hathras gang rape-murder case.(HT File)

15-year-old raped in UP’s Jaunpur, accused on the run

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Gupta | Varanasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 12:24 PM IST
The incident occurred when the girl was returning home after buying medicines from a local market.
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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that sexual offences against women and children are a matter of grave concern in the country and need immediate attention.(PTI)
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that sexual offences against women and children are a matter of grave concern in the country and need immediate attention.(PTI)

Chhattisgarh CM asks Chief Justice of HC to notify fast track courts for sexual crimes

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2020 12:48 PM IST
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said there is an urgent need for prompt consideration for the victims of sexual crimes to get speedy justice and exemplary punishment for the accused.
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Teenager’s ordeal: Brother, high on drugs, raped her last year

By Shailee Dogra | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 10:02 PM IST
In her statement to the police, the Class 9 student said she was sexually exploited by her brother, the sole earning member of the family, in December 2019.
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A woman who was passing by saw the sister-brother duo crying, learnt about the alleged sexual assault and informed the police, which nabbed the man in the park itself.
A woman who was passing by saw the sister-brother duo crying, learnt about the alleged sexual assault and informed the police, which nabbed the man in the park itself.

Minor sexually assaulted at Delhi park, attacker held

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 12:53 AM IST
The girl and her brother had gone to collect books from a government-run school and were waiting outside the park when the crime took place, said the police.
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The officer said the lab technician has been booked for rape and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.(File Photo(Representative Image))
The officer said the lab technician has been booked for rape and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.(File Photo(Representative Image))

Lab technician arrested for raping minor girl on RML hospital premises

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 10:56 PM IST
The hospital employee was arrested on Tuesday, soon after the rape survivor approached the police with a complaint, said Eish Singhal, deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi).
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A 19-year-old man befriended a teenaged girl and raped her in a house after asking her to accompany him to a park.(HT Photo)
A 19-year-old man befriended a teenaged girl and raped her in a house after asking her to accompany him to a park.(HT Photo)

Labourer rapes 14-year-old girl he befriended

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 08:26 PM IST
the victim’s mother said her daughter had come back home late from work on July 25 and narrated the incident when asked for the reason for delay
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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

By Charul Shah | Mumbai
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.
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A man has been arrested in Ludhiana for raping his neighbour’s daughter.(HT Photo)
A man has been arrested in Ludhiana for raping his neighbour’s daughter.(HT Photo)

Labourer held for rape of 9-year-old girl in Ludhiana

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 11:42 PM IST
The girl was at home with two of her younger siblings and her parents were at work when the accused, Joginder, a labourer, raped her. He is married and his family lives in Uttar Pradesh.
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The accused under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.(HT FILE)
The accused under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.(HT FILE)

Man booked for raping 7-yr-old girl in Faridkot

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Faridkot, Faridkot
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 07:07 PM IST
Girl had gone out to play in the evening when the accused took her to his house and raped her
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Police said the accused is a neighbour of the victim(Representative image)
Police said the accused is a neighbour of the victim(Representative image)

17-year-old booked for raping two-year-old

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2020 08:51 PM IST
The boy was caught red-handed by the child’s mother who then called the police and filed a formal complaint
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Police said that the girl, a class 10 student, is from Bihar. The accused lives in the neighbourhood of the girl, the police said.Photo credit: KPN)
Police said that the girl, a class 10 student, is from Bihar. The accused lives in the neighbourhood of the girl, the police said.Photo credit: KPN)

22-year-old booked for raping 16-year-old girl in Gurugram’s Udyog Vihar

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 06:13 AM IST
Police said that the girl, a class 10 student, is from Bihar. The accused lives in the neighbourhood of the girl, the police said.
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2 minor girls raped in Rajasthan in separate incidents: Police

By Jaykishan Sharma | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 03:59 PM IST
In Ajmer, an unidentified person abducted an 11-year-old girl at around 4 am on Monday from the courtyard of the house, where she was sleeping with her parents.
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Sexual assault on 3-yr-old in Kharar: Cousin sent to reformation home for 3 years

By Shailee Dogra | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2020 01:04 AM IST
Childline had received a call from the victim’s mother about the sexual assault on the girl in May 2019
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The girl hanged herself from the ceiling of her house on Monday evening due to depression(Representative image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The girl hanged herself from the ceiling of her house on Monday evening due to depression(Representative image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Girl, 16, commits suicide after boyfriend allegedly leaks intimate video

By Press Trust of India | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2020 06:17 PM IST
The person hanged herself from the ceiling of her house on Monday evening due to depression, an official said.
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Teen booked for raping minor in Tarn Taran village

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Tarn Taran, Tarn Taran
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2020 10:02 PM IST
The accused has been identified as Mehkam Singh,19, of Timmmowal village.
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The girl was assaulted after the stalker realised she was alone at home(Representative photo)
The girl was assaulted after the stalker realised she was alone at home(Representative photo)

Stalker in Telangana rapes 17-year-old, sets her on fire: Police

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 09:07 PM IST
The girl was alone at her house as her parents were in Hyderabad, where they work as construction workers, when she was attacked.
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6 booked for raping minor in Tarn Taran

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Tarn Taran, Tarn Taran
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2020 10:15 PM IST
The incident took place when the 15-year-old victim was on her way to school on February 12.
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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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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

By Press Trust of India | Satara
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.
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According to preliminary investigation, the school bus did not have a woman attendant, in violation of Safe School Vahan Policy.(AP File Photo)
According to preliminary investigation, the school bus did not have a woman attendant, in violation of Safe School Vahan Policy.(AP File Photo)

4-year-old sexually assaulted in school bus in Haryana, driver arrested

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Panchkula
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 01:00 AM IST
24-yr-old driver held in Pinjore; bus did not have a woman attendant, victim was last to be dropped
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The child studies in a private school in Baddi and lives with her maternal aunt at a village in the Pinjore block of Panchkula district on the Haryana-Himachal Pradesh border.(HT)
The child studies in a private school in Baddi and lives with her maternal aunt at a village in the Pinjore block of Panchkula district on the Haryana-Himachal Pradesh border.(HT)

Four-year-old girl raped in school bus by driver in Baddi near Panchkula

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 01:46 PM IST
Police team in industrial town on Himachal-Haryana border to arrest driver; victim hospitalised, initial examination confirms sexual assault
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