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Two teenagers were sent to a juvenile home in Mohali after being accused of rape.(Shutterstock)

Two 14-year-olds held for raping girl, 7, sent to juvenile home

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 10:39 PM IST
Teen living in house rented by girl’s mother and his friend sexually exploited the child
Roshini has filed a petition also in the Madhya Pradesh high court to have her alleged rapist tried under the POCSO Act.(Representational Image)
Roshini has filed a petition also in the Madhya Pradesh high court to have her alleged rapist tried under the POCSO Act.(Representational Image)

MP: Rape, domestic violence survivor overcomes odds with karate

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 12:53 PM IST
Over the last two years, Roshini has overcome more odds, learnt to read and write as well as karate, and won three medals in local tournaments
One of the two suspects has been identified as 21-year-old Vishal Yadav, a resident of Wazirabad village(HT File Photo (Representative Image))
One of the two suspects has been identified as 21-year-old Vishal Yadav, a resident of Wazirabad village(HT File Photo (Representative Image))

Two held for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old British national of Indian origin

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 07:21 AM IST
The police said the two were caught from different locations traced through technical surveillance, while the remaining eight suspects have also been identified.
In a video of the incident, which was circulating online, the suspects are shown assaulting the boy, tearing his T-shirt and beat him up.(Shutterstock image)
In a video of the incident, which was circulating online, the suspects are shown assaulting the boy, tearing his T-shirt and beat him up.(Shutterstock image)

10 booked for sexual assault of 17-year-old British national in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 01:42 AM IST
During investigations by the police it was revealed that the suspects had sodomised the victim and had sexually assaulted him, while recording some videos in order to blackmail him later.
An FIR had been lodged against a 25-year-old married man in Ludhiana under sections 376, 511 of IPC and sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.(Shutterstock)
An FIR had been lodged against a 25-year-old married man in Ludhiana under sections 376, 511 of IPC and sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.(Shutterstock)

Man held for bid to rape 10-year-old girl

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 10:50 PM IST
An FIR has been lodged against the Rishi Nagar resident under sections 376, 511 of IPC and sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act
The victim’s father responded to the child’s cries to stop the accused from sexually assaulting her.(Shutterstock)
The victim’s father responded to the child’s cries to stop the accused from sexually assaulting her.(Shutterstock)

Labourer held in Ludhiana for attempting to rape 5-year-old girl

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 07:04 PM IST
Case under sections 376/511 of IPC, sections 8 and 12 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act registered against the accused
The man who reported the incident told some television channels that the woman was crying and had injuries on her face.
The man who reported the incident told some television channels that the woman was crying and had injuries on her face.

Husband among 5 arrested for gang-rape, torture of woman

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 01:18 AM IST
The man’s four friends were also taken into custody on Friday, a day after the incident, police said. The child is also suspected to have been beaten up by the accused.
State Women Commission member Shahida Kamal said the victim will be given protection and the commission will ensure that maximum punishment is handed out to the offenders. (Photo @TheKeralaPolice)
State Women Commission member Shahida Kamal said the victim will be given protection and the commission will ensure that maximum punishment is handed out to the offenders. (Photo @TheKeralaPolice)

Woman gang-raped, singed with cigarette in front of 5-year-old son in Kerala

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 07:36 PM IST
The survivor’s five-year-old son was also attacked when he cried. The woman claimed that she was allowed to go home on the promise that she will come back after dropping her son home.
Earlier, on the basis of a communication from the German Embassy in January last year, CBI registered a case against seven people for allegedly being part of WhatsApp groups with members in several countries in which child sexual abuse material including images and videos were being circulated.(PTI)
Earlier, on the basis of a communication from the German Embassy in January last year, CBI registered a case against seven people for allegedly being part of WhatsApp groups with members in several countries in which child sexual abuse material including images and videos were being circulated.(PTI)

CBI books firm, officials for child pornography site

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 03:09 AM IST
The agency has booked the company, its directors and other unidentified persons for violation of the Information Technology Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, they said.
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Panipat man arrested for molesting 8-year-old girl

Hindustan Times, Karnal | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2020 09:58 PM IST
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Accused was sacked from his previous job too, finds Zirakpur police

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 01:14 AM IST
SEXUAL ASSAULT AT PRE-SCHOOL Accused, who is the husband of the principal and a teacher in a private school, has been sent to two-day police remand

3-year-old girl sexually assaulted at preschool in Punjab

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 01:02 AM IST
Principal’s husband arrested, had violated the child at least twice in past four months at preschool in Mohali district
The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the hanging of a man convicted and sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a three-year-old girl in Surat(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the hanging of a man convicted and sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a three-year-old girl in Surat(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

SC stays death warrant in Gujarat rape-murder case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 12:45 AM IST
Anil Surendrasingh Yadav was sentenced to death by a special court in July 2019 under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, or POCSO.
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Five-year-old rescued within two hours of kidnapping in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 10:18 PM IST
Police say accused had taken her away with intention of sexual assault but she was rescued in time
During the investigation, police found that the accused was also involved in a similar assault case 12 years ago.(FILE PHOTO.)
During the investigation, police found that the accused was also involved in a similar assault case 12 years ago.(FILE PHOTO.)

Kerala school director held for sexual assault on minor

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 10:01 PM IST
The police said the latest incident took place on Friday. They said the accused allegedly abused a fifth-class student when she was alone in the classroom. Later, the girl complained to her mother and she alerted the police.
The issue of abortion has been a tricky one in India due to the confusion between legal abortion and the sex selection law(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The issue of abortion has been a tricky one in India due to the confusion between legal abortion and the sex selection law(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The amendment to the abortion law is welcome | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 08:03 PM IST
Extending the limit to 24 weeks was long overdue. Now, initiate a wider discussion
Kerala headmaster had repeatedly reaped the class 4 student and threatened her to keep quiet about it.(HT photo/Representative)
Kerala headmaster had repeatedly reaped the class 4 student and threatened her to keep quiet about it.(HT photo/Representative)

Kerala headmaster gets 20-years in jail for raping minor

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 06:43 PM IST
Nair had approached many courts including the Supreme Court for bail but all turned down his plea. The court, however, ordered relief to the victim to ensure her proper rehabilitation under the amended Pocso Act.
ITo prevent sexual abuse of children and contain access to and transmission of child pornographic content on social media, a Rajya Sabha panel has made 40 recommendations(HT File Photo (Representative Image))
ITo prevent sexual abuse of children and contain access to and transmission of child pornographic content on social media, a Rajya Sabha panel has made 40 recommendations(HT File Photo (Representative Image))

RS panel calls for mandatory monitoring apps on all devices to curb child pornography

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 03:49 PM IST
The report was presented to Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu by the panel chief and Congress parliamentarian Jairam Ramesh.
Gavel and law books(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Gavel and law books(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Panel to study impact of verdicts on society

Hindustan times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 11:57 PM IST
At a meeting on Monday last, the Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker Bhupender Yadav-led 28 member panel unanimously agreed to start work on the study.
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Main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, Brajesh Thakur. The Pocso Act has helped increase the reporting of child sexual abuse cases. But there are concerns raised about the criminal justice delivery mechanism, quality of investigation, availability of support person, medical investigation, legal aid, compensation to victims, and transparency in preparation of record by forensics science laboratory(PTI)
Main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, Brajesh Thakur. The Pocso Act has helped increase the reporting of child sexual abuse cases. But there are concerns raised about the criminal justice delivery mechanism, quality of investigation, availability of support person, medical investigation, legal aid, compensation to victims, and transparency in preparation of record by forensics science laboratory(PTI)

A road map to deliver justice to child survivors | Opinion

By Prabhat Kumar and Manish Thakre
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 07:56 PM IST
The pendency of cases under the Pocso Act is worrying. A dedicated and specialised cadre is urgently needed
The actor later quit Bollywood, citing religious reasons.
The actor later quit Bollywood, citing religious reasons.

Mumbai businessman convicted for molesting popular teen actor aboard 2017 flight

Hindustan Times | By Charul Shah
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 02:07 PM IST
A 41-year-old Mumbai businessman Vikas Sachdev has been convicted for molesting and sexual assault of a popular teen actor, aboard a Delhi-Mumbai flight in 2017.
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Minor’s rape: Two women among four convicted in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Aneesha Sareen Kumar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2019 10:28 PM IST
The girl was rescued from Farrukhabad and her neighbour, Kamlesh Kumar, who had allegedly taken her along(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The girl was rescued from Farrukhabad and her neighbour, Kamlesh Kumar, who had allegedly taken her along(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Girl rescued 5 months after disappearance, neighbour held for rape

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 07:18 AM IST
The girl was rescued from Farrukhabad and her neighbour, Kamlesh Kumar, who had allegedly taken her along, was arrested after cops registered FIR of rape under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (Pocso), said the release.
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Prostitution: Ludhiana girl’s kin among four booked

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2019 10:30 PM IST
The victim told the police that her father, a cloth vendor, had deserted her mother and married her stepmother around two years ago, and that she (victim) had been living with them since then
Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district police on Saturday arrested a four-member gang for raping a minor girl(Representative Image)
Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district police on Saturday arrested a four-member gang for raping a minor girl(Representative Image)

Four-member gang held for sexually assaulting minor in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 08:58 PM IST
According to RS Puram all women police station sources, a 17-year-old class XI student who was out celebrating her birthday with her friend on Tuesday (November 26) was gang-raped by the six-member team.
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Man gets 7-year jail for raping minor in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 10:59 PM IST
The court of additional sessions judge, Tarn Taran Singh Bindra, also slapped a fine of 25,000 on the accused under Section 4 of the POCSO act.
The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday(HT PHOTO)
The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday(HT PHOTO)

Labourer killed 4-yr-old in Ludhiana to ‘teach mother a lesson’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 10:41 PM IST
On Wednesday afternoon, when the child went to the common bathroom of the labour quarters, the accused kidnapped and killed him by strangulation
A case was registered against the unknown suspect under Section 4 (penetrative sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act at Sector 10A police station on Wednesday.(Saarthak Aurora/ HT Photo)
A case was registered against the unknown suspect under Section 4 (penetrative sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act at Sector 10A police station on Wednesday.(Saarthak Aurora/ HT Photo)

5-year-old raped: Gurugram police yet to identify suspect; child discharged post surgery

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 11:18 AM IST
The girl, who sustained injuries to her private parts and was admitted to Civil Hospital for surgery, was discharged on Thursday and her condition is reported to be stable.
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Two labourers held for kidnapping, molesting 9-year-old girl

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2019 10:46 PM IST
Father of the victim, a resident of Kailash Nagar, said that him and his daughter had gone to Mangat Colony for some work on Tuesday when the incident took place.
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