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Wednesday, April 14, 2021



POCSO cases: Bombay High Court issues guidelines to police, courts

April 09, 2021 2:02 am

The court said that the proceedings under the POCSO Act also deal with offences of rape under various provisions of section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and the notice to the victim shall also be issued in such cases as per rules.

Pune: While probing firearm recovery case, police find links to gangrape of minor; 5 detained

March 29, 2021 9:00 pm

At the time of the incident, when the girl was trying to escape with her friend, she was shot at with a country-made firearm but escaped unhurt as the bullet hit the cell phone she was carrying, said police.

Bulandshahr: POCSO court sentences three men to death for teenage girl’s rape, murder

March 25, 2021 9:01 am

The police said that in their confession, the three men had claimed that they wanted to “enjoy” themselves the night they abducted the girl.

Pune: 14-year-old boy detained for raping 5-year-old girl, say cops

March 02, 2021 8:40 pm

Officials from Bhosari police station said that the incident took place around 3 pm on Monday, when the girl had gone to the boy’s house to watch television. Later, the girl told her mother about the incident, after which her family members approached police.

Surat: 16-yr-old detained for eloping with girl, booked for rape

February 13, 2021 7:47 pm

According to police, a 15-year-old girl in Surat had gone missing from her house on February 3. Her family lodged a missing complaint with the police.

Judge behind controversial POCSO verdicts gets extension as additional Judge of Bombay HC

February 13, 2021 8:02 pm

The extension was approved by the government, based on a revised recommendation made by the Supreme Court Collegium, just a day before Justice Ganediwala’s initial two-year tenure was set to end.

Teacher held for ‘kidnap, rape’ of minor student 2 years ago

February 08, 2021 9:25 pm

The student from Navsari district, who is now 20, recently got to know that the teacher had got engaged to another woman and filed a complaint saying that she was kidnapped by the teacher two years ago when she was studying in a private school.

Bombay HC's interpretation of POCSO risks making the law redundant

January 29, 2021 9:11 am

The principle of proportionality is an important principle in criminal jurisprudence. Nevertheless, while adjudging the seriousness of the offence the court has not given consideration to the fact that the victim, a minor, is entitled to greater protection.

The wrong precedent

January 28, 2021 9:11 am

Bombay High Court ruling on child sexual assault is disquieting. Supreme Court does well to order a stay.

Elderly scrap dealer held for raping 2 girls in Meerut: Police

January 17, 2021 10:57 am

According to police, the elderly man had lured the two girls into his shop where he raped them one by one. Later, a crowd gathered in front of his shop after hearing the cries of the minors.


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.