Sexual Offences Act

Sexual Offences Act News

State to seek review of HC order on Dahi Handi

Dahi Handi is celebrated during the annual festival of Janmasthami, which falls on August 18 this year.


In Bihar schools, panels to protect children from sexual abuse

The Act, in effect since November 2012, is gender-neutral and defines various forms of sexual abuse including harassment, penetrative or non-penetrative abuse, and pornography.

Teen detained for ‘raping’ minor colleague, sent to juvenile remand home

The suspect has been charged under the Indian Penal Code as well as the stringent Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

4 orphanage staff held for sexual abuse in Nashik

Four employees of a Nashik orphanage have been arrested under the stringent Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and remanded in custody after six inmates wrote letters alleging harassment

Fifth cop held,all 5 dismissed from service

While one accused was posted with the Crime Branch,the remaining four were with the PCR branch


Seven-year-old raped in flat on FC Road

He then allegedly raped her. The girl later narrated the incident to her mother.

A year on,POCSO plagued by lack of infrastructure,clear guidelines

Most Delhi government hospitals do not have sanctioned posts of paediatric anaesthetist.

Police book UAE citizen for marrying minor girl

The case was registered after the SHRC directed the state police chief to submit a report.

Statements recorded in 3-year-old’s rape

Court of Additional District & Sessions Judge,Shalini S Nagpal recorded the statements of all four prosecution witnesses on the first day of prosecution evidence,in a case of rape of a three-year-old. The statement of the accused was also recorded under Section 313 of the CrPC