Holding minor girl's hand and opening pant's zip not sexual crime under POCSO: Bombay HC

The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court passed the order in a case pertaining to a sexual act involving a 5-year-old girl committed by a 50-year-old man. The single bench of Justice Pushpa Ganediwala ruled that the crime falls under Section 354A (1) (i) of the IPC and not the POCSO Act.

Jan 28, 2021, 12:11 PM IST

Sexual assault under POCSO Act needs 'skin to skin' contact, says Bombay High Court

Justice Pushpa Ganediwala of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, in a judgement passed on January 19, the detailed copy of which was made available now, held that there must be 'skin to skin contact with sexual intent' for an act to be considered sexual assault. She said in her verdict that mere groping will not fall under the definition of sexual assault.

Jan 25, 2021, 11:44 AM IST

Minor allegedly raped, half-burnt body found at accused's house in Punjab' Hoshiarpur, probe ordered

The six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, killed and then set on fire. Her body was recovered at a house in a village in Tanda on October 21 (Wednesday).

Oct 23, 2020, 19:52 PM IST

Sex racketeer Sonu Punjaban jailed for 24 years by Delhi court for forcing 12-year-old into prostitution

Geeta Arora, alias Sonu Punjaban, was arrested by Delhi Police after a six-month-long chase in December 2017.

Jul 22, 2020, 18:23 PM IST

15-year-old girl gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh's Banda

Circle officer (Banda Sadar) Raghvendra Singh said the girl, aged 15, was allegedly gang-raped on Sunday afternoon.

Mar 16, 2020, 14:32 PM IST

Unnao rape case: Delhi court to pronounce quantum of sentence against Kuldeep Sengar today

Sengar had raped the girl at his residence in Unnao in June 2017, where she had gone seeking a job. The four-time BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh`s Bangarmau was arrested last year and is currently lodged in Tihar jail.

Dec 17, 2019, 07:27 AM IST

Complete trial in rape and POCSO cases within 6 months: Centre to high courts

In the wake of Unnao and Hyderabad rape and murder cases that shook the entire nation, the Centre has taken a pathbreaking decision. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has written to all the Chief Justices of all High Courts in the country directing them to complete all cases of rape and those registered under the provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act within six months.

Dec 12, 2019, 14:50 PM IST

Verdict in Muzaffarpur shelter home case likely on Thursday

A Delhi court is likely to deliver its verdict on Thursday in the case of alleged sexual and physical assault of several girls at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, which was run by former Bihar People's Party (BPP) MLA Brajesh Thakur.

Dec 12, 2019, 07:59 AM IST

Three-year-old raped by neighbour in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao, hospitalised

The police said that the accused allegedly dragged the minor girl to nearby fields where he raped her. She was rescued by her uncle who heard her screaming. 

Dec 08, 2019, 11:36 AM IST

Rape convicts under POCSO Act should not have right to mercy plea: President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday (December 6) said that rape convicts under POCSO Act should not have the right to file mercy petition. The president made this comment while speaking at an event in Sirohi Rajasthan.

Dec 06, 2019, 16:14 PM IST

UP court passes judgement in record 9 days, awards 20 years jail to man for raping minor

 A Mahoba district court in Uttar Pradesh concluded a trial in a rape case within nine working days and awarded 20 years of imprisonment and Rs 50,000 fine to the accused.

Nov 22, 2019, 23:46 PM IST

Ayushmann Khurrana joins fight against child sexual abuse

The "Article 15" actor has been roped in by UNICEF for Ministry of Women and Child Development's key initiative - the POCSO Act.

Oct 22, 2019, 11:48 AM IST

Unnao rape case: Delhi court orders framing POCSO, rape charges against ex-BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar

The Tis Hazari court in Delhi on Friday directed for framing rape and other charges against the main-accused in Unnao rape case-- expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, for raping a minor in 2017.

Aug 09, 2019, 14:52 PM IST

SC asks govt to set up POCSO courts on district level for speedy trial of sexual assault cases against children

 The Centre has been asked to allocate funds to create such courts, the appointment of judges, support staff and special prosecutors.

Jul 25, 2019, 13:00 PM IST

Watchman gets 7-year jail for sodomising minor boy in Thane housing society

According to the prosecution, the accused sodomised the boy, then aged 10 and living with his parents in a housing society in Mira Road area after calling him to his security cabin in the building.

May 20, 2019, 11:15 AM IST

Minor gangraped, 5 held in Telangana

One of the accused took the victim on his bike to an isolated place where he and five friends allegedly raped her, the police said.

May 19, 2019, 17:26 PM IST

10-year-old girl raped by sweeper inside civic body-run school in Delhi's Shahdara

The victim later narrated the incident to her relatives following which they approached the police on Saturday and filed a complaint.

Feb 10, 2019, 06:39 AM IST

Morning Breaking: Modi govt okays death penalty for aggravated sexual assault under Pocso Act

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said that the cabinet has approved amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, further strengthening the law to safeguard minors in the country. The provision of death penalty has also been included for those found guilty of aggravated assault on a child.

Dec 29, 2018, 08:14 AM IST

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Dec 28, 2018, 20:34 PM IST

Death for aggravated sexual assault of minors under amended POCSO Act

Stringent punishments have also been suggested to address the menace of child pornography.

Dec 28, 2018, 16:29 PM IST