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Vadodara: Man, mother, sisters booked for rape, assault of 17-year-old

The girl had met Vishal at his shop in Ahmedabad where she lived earlier with her family. She had worked for 10 days at Vishal’s shop during her summer break in 2017. She then moved to Vadodara along with her mother for schooling last year.


Panel directs police to arrest Mamata nephew’s BJP rival for ‘molesting minor’

The alleged incident took place on April 26, when the minor had reportedly gone to meet Roy. Her family lodged a complaint with Falta police station. However, as there was no arrest despite starting a case under POCSO Act, the minor’s father approached the Commission.

Panchkula police framing me, my family: Rape victim

A woman bank officer who lodged an FIR against an employee of Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank posted at Parwanoo for raping her on the pretext of marriage in February this year, has accused Panchkula police of not arresting the accused. She has accused the police of implicating her and her family members in false POCSO […]

Explained: What Madras HC suggested on age of consent & age gap, and the implications

Madras High Court made two significant suggestions — that the age for the definition of a “child” be taken as 16 rather than 18, and that the Act account for the difference in age between the offender and the girl involved in consensual sex.

Madras HC suggests lowering age of consent to 16 years under POCSO

The observation was made as Justice Parthiban acquitted a boy who was convicted for 10 years for kidnapping his 17-year-old classmate and being in a sexual relationship with her.


Law Ministry wants 1,023 fast track courts for rape, POCSO cases

The proposal comes six years after the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was implemented in November 2012. Setting up of special courts was an essential mandate of the POCSO Act under Section 28 (1).

Delhi HC slams police over probe into POCSO case

A bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal expressed displeasure over the way in which Delhi Police’s investigating officer probed a case involving the alleged illegal confinement and sexual assault of a five-year-old boy by a bus conductor.

Lucknow: Mob attacks police outpost after constable ‘rapes’ minor

A rape case was registered on the victim's father's complaint and charge under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act were also invoked against the constable.

Mumbai: Man sentenced for making lewd gestures at minor

On the day of the incident, the accused saw the minor standing at the window of her house and made lewd gestures at her.

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

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.