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Wednesday, May 25, 2022



Allegation not enough, says Bombay High Court; acquits two brothers of POCSO charges over ‘infirmities in probe’

May 17, 2022 1:16 pm

A division bench of Justices Sadhana S Jadhav and S G Dige passed a judgment in appeals by the two men against their conviction by Amalner Sessions court in June 2015 under provisions of POCSO Act and IPC.

Kissing, fondling not unnatural offences, says HC; grants bail to accused

May 15, 2022 6:18 pm

In a recent order, Justice Anuja Prabhudessai granted bail to the man, arrested last year following a police complaint filed by the 14-year-old boy's father.

Madras HC quashes order detaining teen boy in juvenile home

May 01, 2022 8:51 am

The charge against the boy, who was 15 years at the time, had sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old girl and impregnated her. Following a complaint from the girl's side, Kumar was arrested and sent to the juvenile home.

Chennai man awarded death penalty for raping minor daughter, mother gets life sentence

April 30, 2022 6:59 am

The man sexually abused the child for about eight years till she was 15 and the matter came out through her friends who informed Childline over the issue following which a police complaint was preferred.

Compensation to POCSO victim: Ask bank to not let parent withdraw money from account, Gujarat HC tells cops

April 13, 2022 12:16 am

In March, the division bench while hearing a habeas corpus petition, was informed that part of the Rs 2.62 lakh interim compensation amount for the victim, was utilised by her family members to get her brother married, a charge denied by her mother.

‘Risk to rape victim’s life’: Bail denied to Wardha doctor couple in illegal abortion case

April 11, 2022 7:34 am

A complaint was filed at Arvi police station in Wardha district in January on the complaint of a teenager’s mother, who had alleged that her minor daughter was made to undergo an abortion at Kadam Hospital. The victim was five months pregnant.

Tamil Nadu: Teacher, her partner booked for sexual assault of teenagers

April 07, 2022 10:23 am

The woman was living with her 19-year-old son. Besides her son, two other teenage boys had been sexually exploited by them, who were from the neighbourhood.

Mumbai: Man gets 25 years in jail for rape of minor daughter

April 06, 2022 9:29 am

Special Judge Bharti Kale said on Monday that the accused deserves no leniency as he caused immeasurable pain and trauma to his own daughter. "A father lays a foundation of security, trust and love.

Newborn dead in Mauli Jagran: Police lodge fresh FIR for rape, under sections of POCSO Act

April 01, 2022 8:43 am

The minor was said to be pregnant before the discovery of the body. The abandoned body of a child was found in the suburban area Mauli Jagran on December 4 last year.

Madras HC permits POCSO accused to recall victim for cross-examining

March 24, 2022 7:45 am

Justice A D Jagadish Chandira gave the ruling while allowing a criminal original petition from S Ganeshan of Coimbatore, recently.


How safe children are in India: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

Crimes against children have increased by 14% in India from 2014 to 2016. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

Not enough special courts to try POCSO cases: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

Every district in India is supposed to have a special court for crimes against children. But many states don’t meet this requirement. Take a look in today's News in Numbers.