When contacted Delhi Police Spokesperson Chinmoy Biswal said, “In Delhi, we register crime against children and POCSO cases promptly and take a deadline of 60 days under POCSO Act for investigation very seriously. A majority of the 56 per cent pending cases last year has been charge-sheeted and moved to court.”
Five years ago a teenager Delta Meghwal was found dead at her college in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district, following which her parents had alleged that she was raped by her teacher.
After the incident, the two accused gave the victim Rs 20 and threatened her against revealing the ordeal to anyone
Both the 11-year-old and the 9-year-old victims are sisters who refused to go to the madrasa after they accused the teacher of touching them inappropriately
But on learning that the accused is already married, the court ordered him to seek regular bail
Junior engineer Ram Bhuwan had served in the state’s irrigation department before he was suspended and arrested on charges of sexual abuse.
The incident occurred in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit village, police said
The court ruled that a minor's consent falls under a legal grey area as consent given by a minor is not valid in the eyes of law.
In a bone-chilling incident, a fast track court in Raipur has sentenced a 47-year-old man to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment for raping his minor stepdaughter
The 19-year-old man, who allegedly sexually assaulted the 14-year-old girl, was arrested along with one of his associates, the police said, adding that both have been sent to judicial custody.
The traced children were aged between five and 18. Most of the children were from a poor socio-economic background.
A local Congress leader in Kerala has been booked for allegedly raping a minor tribal girl for nearly a year.
A 35-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment for abducting and raping a 16-year-old girl by a POCSO court in Rajasthan's Bundi district.
The condition of the victim is critical and she is undergoing treatment in the DDU hospital.
A minor’s consent will not be considered as consent, the court said after they sentenced an accused 31-year-old man to seven years of jail for raping a minor.
This comes after five women, associated with an NGO, were allegedly gang-raped at gunpoint in Jharkhand's Khunti district a month back.
Perpetrators silenced the hearing-impaired 11-year-old victim by videotaping the crime and blackmailing her.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
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The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.