Hours after minor deposes, POCSO accused ‘jumps’ to death in Mumbai

After the hearing, the accused went towards the water cooler outside courtroom number 12 on the sixth floor of the building. Officials said that without warning, he pushed away the police constable who was holding his arm and jumped down the corridor.

Bengal: Day after state child rights panel called for his arrest, BJP candidate says charges baseless

According to police sources, a dispute had emerged on April 20 between the complainant’s father and some local BJP supporters over comments ostensibly made online by his minor daughter on triple talaq.


Chandigarh Girls Sports hostel warden to face trial for ‘sexual assault’ on 10-year-old

The police in the chargesheet submitted in the court has made 28 witnesses, including the victim and her father. The trial of the case is scheduled to commence from the next date, April 19, when the victim will record her statement in the court.

Doraha: Seven-year-old girl raped, murdered 

Inspector Karnail Singh, SHO Doraha police station, said that an FIR under the sections 302, 363 and 376-A of IPC and sections 3 and 4 of the POCSO Act has been registered and accused are yet to be arrested. 

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: POCSO court asks CBI to record statement of accused doctor

Advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha, appearing for Dr. Ashwini Kumar, said in the petition before the POCSO court that CBI, who had taken Dr Kumar’s statement, did not present it before the court and the chargesheet was filed without incorporating the statement.

Imam sexually assaults 15-year-old after luring her to forest, booked: Kerala Police

According to the statement, he had lured a 15-year-old girl to an isolated forest area in Vithura and allegedly sexually assaulted her last week. The incident came to light after a group of local women confronted the cleric after seeing him with the school-going girl in the forest.


Bhopal: 8-year-old girl 'raped' by classmate

While the police were yet to receive the girl's medical report, a special investigation team (SIT) has been formed to probe the incident.

15th death sentence this year in Madhya Pradesh: ‘He behaved like a beast’: Man gets death penalty for rape and murder of minor

The body of the victim had been found in a plastic bag abandoned in a dry well at Chargawan village under Sleemanabad Police Station in Katni district on June 6 this year.

Tripura: Minor girl raped, body found buried in jungle 2 km from home

The police have arrested a youth, accused of raping and murdering the minor, then burying her body to hide evidence.

Gujarat: To help kids report abuse, Vadodara schools to get ‘POCSO Mitra’ boxes

The pilot phase of the project, being undertaken by Baroda Citizens Council (BCC) with support from the District Education Department, was flagged off in November, 2017 in 50 schools. The boxes are green telephone-shaped.

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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

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.