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Friday, April 10, 2020



Rajkot: 27-year-old man gets death sentence for raping, murdering three-year-old girl

March 18, 2020 1:40 am

The designated court of additional district judge DD Thakkar pronounced the man guilty under sections 302 (murder), 363 (kidnapping), 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 6 of the POCSO Act. The rape and murder took place on August 9, 2018.

Dehradun school gangrape case: Court sentences main culprit to 20-year jail

February 04, 2020 9:28 pm

The judgment, which was delivered on Monday, also ordered nine-year jail terms for school director Lata Gupta, administration officer Dipak Mehrotra and his wife Tannu. School principal Jitendra Kumar has been given three-year jail term.

'Collective conscience of society shaken': Court convicts two for raping 5-year-old girl in 2013

January 18, 2020 5:56 pm

The quantum of sentence in the case will be announced on January 30.

Mumbai: HC grants bail to 25-yr-old booked for kidnap, rape of minor

January 14, 2020 2:24 am

“No doubt, that the applicant, under the preview of POCSO Act, is a minor, however, the facts of the present case indicate that she had sufficient knowledge and capacity to know full import of what she was doing and had only thereafter voluntarily joined the complainant,” the High Court said.

Chandigarh POCSO court swiftest among UTs: NCRB

January 12, 2020 4:03 am

The Chandigarh POCSO court has been presided over by Additional District and Sessions Judge Poonam R Joshi from April 26, 2017 onwards.

UP: Two get death penalty for minor’s gangrape, murder

January 11, 2020 4:15 am

A court in Bareilly Friday awarded death sentence to two persons from her village who were convicted of the crime.

Jharkhand: Hemant Soren orders 22 fast-track courts for POCSO, rape cases

January 07, 2020 3:38 am

At a cabinet meeting, Soren also directed that necessary posts be created for judicial officers in these special courts in every district. He also ordered the creation of additional 154 posts for the functioning of these 22 courts.

Assam: IPS officer booked for ‘molesting’ colleague's teenage daughter

January 06, 2020 3:26 pm

A senior police office said that a case was registered against the IPS officer in Guwahati on January 3 based on a complaint by the mother of the victim.

Ahmedabad: Man held for ‘molesting’ minor

December 24, 2019 6:19 am

According to police, the 24-year-old accused lives in the same residential complex as that of the victim. The police have booked the accused under IPC sections 376 for rape and sections of the POCSO (Protection of Children against Sexual Offences) Act.

Hyderabad: Govt school teacher held for sexually assaulting student

December 13, 2019 8:58 pm

The police have taken the accused under arrest and remanded him to judicial custody.


Plenty of evidence to show death penalty for child rapists is no deterrent

May 19, 2018 9:35 am

The government's proposal to modify the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act or POCSO Act and ensure death penalty for child rapists has many problems. Shalini Nair reports.