75 cases of child abuse reported this year

Last Updated: Monday, November 22, 2010 - 16:18

New Delhi: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has received 75 cases of child abuse, including cases of corporal punishment upto October 31, with the highest number being reported from the national capital and Uttar Pradesh.

While Delhi received 13 complaints of child abuse and 7 cases of corporal punishment, Uttar Pradesh reported six cases of child abuse and 15 cases of corporal punishment.
Gujarat, Goa and Arunachal Pradesh reported no such cases, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

NCPCR has taken up serious cases, including the case of Rouvanjit Rawla, who committed suciide after facing corporal punishment, with concerned authorities.
The government proposes to bring in a new law on the protection of children from sexual offences, she said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, November 22, 2010 - 16:18
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