132 percent increase in cases of attack on women by juveniles

Assault by juveniles on woman to outrage her modesty saw a 132 percent increase and rapes committed by juveniles witnessed an increase of 60.3 percent last year.

Try juveniles accused of rape as adults: MPs

Members in the Lok Sabha on Thursday expressed anguish over rising atrocities against women and children and demanded that juveniles accused of rape be tried like adults for this purpose.

Delhi gang-rape: Victim`s parents demand retrial of juvenile

The parents of the girl who was gang-raped in a moving bus in Delhi on December 16, 2012 demanded that the juvenile convicted in the case be retried.

Govt may consider reducing age of juvenile

Government on Tuesday said it may consider the suggestion of reducing the age of juvenile and also request Ministry of Women and Child Welfare to look into it.

Claim to be juvenile to escape law: Lashkar tells its cadres

Declare your age below 18 years if you are caught by security personnel--this is a new diktat from Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit sent to its cadre in Jammu and Kashmir.

Lowering the age of juvenile is against child rights: NCPCR

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) today opposed the Women and Child Development ministry`s proposal for lowering the age of a juvenile from 18 to 16, calling it "against child rights".

Three special teams formed to nab pickpocket in DRDO attack case

Three special teams have been formed to nab the juvenile pickpocket who allegedly attacked and injured a senior DRDO official with a razor blade after he was caught for stealing a cell phone in the crowded Charminar area, police said today.

SC refuses to lower age of `juvenile`

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to lower the age of juvenile from 18 years saying the legislature has fixed the age which is constitutionally permissible.

Delhi shamed yet again, 13-year-old girl raped by two juveniles

A 13-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by two juveniles in her neighbourhood in Kanjhawala area of outer Delhi, police said on Friday.

SC reserves verdict on fresh interpretation of term `juvenile`

The Supreme Court n Wednesday reserved its verdict on the pleas seeking fresh interpretation of the term `juvenile` in the statute and leaving it to the criminal court, instead of Juvenile Justice Board, to determine the juvenility of an offender in heinous crimes.

After an year in jail, court declares murder accused juvenile in Maharashtra

After spending nearly a year in jail an accused arrested for allegedly killing three persons in a resto-bar was declared as juvenile by a local court here.

December 16 gang-rape: Centre says juvenile can`t be tried twice

Centre told Supreme Court that law did not allow juvenile, convicted in December 16 gangrape, to be tried twice for same offence as sought by parents of victims who demanded retrial by criminal court.

Tripura probing juvenile home death of Nigerian

No headway has yet been made into the probe on the death of Nigerian 17-year-old footballer Auro Azendu Joel, who was found dead in a juvenile home in Tripura three days ago, officials said.

Minor raped by four juveniles in Delhi

A girl studying in Class 6 was raped and sodomised by four juveniles staying in her neighbourhood, police said.

Government, police told to ensure law and order in juvenile homes

Delhi High Court Friday, taking exception to the failure to control rioting by the juveniles in homes, directed the government and police to ensure maintenance of law and order in all the homes here.

44 youths escape from juvenile home, 26 arrested

As many as 44 inmates of a juvenile home in Surajkund area in Meerut escaped, out of which 26 have been arrested, police said on Thursday.

Juveniles increasingly getting involved in crime

In an alarming trend, juveniles are increasingly getting involved in crimes including heinous offences like rape and murder, according to government data.

Court dismisses juvenility plea of murder, robbery accused

Juvenility plea cannot be applied lightly for accused especially in cases of heinous offences, a Delhi court has held, dismissing a youth`s application seeking to be declared a minor.

Ministry for juveniles in heinous crimes to be tried as adults

Women and Child Development Ministry has proposed that juveniles above 16 years of age involved in heinous crimes like murder or gang rape should be tried as adults under the Indian Penal Code.

Delhi gang-rape case: SC seeks Centre`s reply on laws on juvenility

Nearly a year after the brutal gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old girl here, the Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre`s stand on criminal courts` power to decide `juvenility` of an offender, who are between the age of 16 to 18 years, in heinous crimes.