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

16-year-old raped by cab driver in east Delhi, accused held

The incident came to light after the school teacher informed the girl's parents that she missed the school on one occasion in September.

Nov 01, 2018, 19:06 PM IST

Maharashtra: Two held for gang-rape of school girl in Yavatmal district

A 20-year-old man has been arrested at Arni in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra for allegedly raping a minor girl.

Oct 11, 2018, 23:37 PM IST

Another embarrassment for UP Police, constable suspended for sodomising minor

The Uttar Pradesh Police constable allegedly sodomised a minor inside a police station for several days.

Oct 03, 2018, 11:37 AM IST

3-year-old girl sexually abused in school van by conductor in Bhopal

The pre-nursery student told her mother about the incident when she took her for bathing.

Sep 21, 2018, 13:04 PM IST

Principal shows porn to student, woman counsellor asks victim to stay silent

Both the accused are at large and efforts are on to nab them, said police.

Sep 17, 2018, 10:17 AM IST

Rajasthan: Man sentenced to death by hanging for rape-cum-murder of minor

The convict on February 14 this year abducted the minor when she was at a local Mahashivratri fair and murdered her after raping.

Aug 24, 2018, 23:50 PM IST

Telangana man who raped minor let off by village 'elders' after 2.5 lakh fine

Accused Venkataiah had a physical relationship with the girl after making false promise that he would marry her.

Aug 11, 2018, 10:03 AM IST

Mentally challenged girl allegedly raped; accused on run

The crime came to light when the girl became pregnant, police said.

May 19, 2018, 00:48 AM IST

Asaram first laughed, then cried after hearing the sentencing, pleaded for leniency

Asaram was convicted for raping a 16-year-old girl at his ashram in 2013 on Wednesday by the Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court.

Apr 25, 2018, 15:28 PM IST

Full text: The Criminal law (Amendment) ordinance, 2018 signed by President which allows death for child rapists

The Ordinance amends the Indian Penal Code, the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

Apr 22, 2018, 12:09 PM IST

Maneka Gandhi to seek death penalty for raping minors

Maneka said in a video message that she was "deeply, deeply" disturbed by the Kathua rape case adding that her ministry will move a cabinet note on Monday to amend POCSO, the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Act.

Apr 13, 2018, 11:03 AM IST

Man gets 3-year rigorous imprisonment for molesting minor girl

A district court has awarded three years' rigorous imprisonment to a 34-year-old man for molesting a 15-year-old girl in his neighbourhood.

Dec 13, 2017, 12:39 PM IST

5-year-old Nepali girl 'raped' by a 12-year-old boy in Himachal

A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 12-year-old boy in Dhalli on the outskirts of Shimla town, police said.

Dec 10, 2017, 09:56 AM IST

Auto driver tries to abduct, molest two sisters; booked

According to the complaint, one of the sisters aged 13 was along with her elder sister (16), came to a hotel where their mother was working, to meet her for some work

Oct 07, 2017, 14:46 PM IST

FIR filed against Rishi Kapoor for posting 'indecent' image on Twitter

A case was filed against actor Rishi Kapoor on Saturday for posting pornographic material on his Twitter account.

Aug 27, 2017, 09:52 AM IST

POCSO can't be invoked for rape of adult with child-like brain: Supreme Court

The apex court said that according to Section 2 (d) of the POCSO Act, the term "age" cannot include "mental" age as the intent of the Parliament was to focus on children, i.e. persons who are physically under the age of 18 years.

Jul 21, 2017, 20:07 PM IST

Rape accused Gayatri Prajapati released from Lucknow jail

Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prajapati, who was arrested in connection with a case of an alleged sexual assault of a minor girl, was released from the district jail in Lucknow on Wednesday.

Apr 26, 2017, 12:55 PM IST

Kerala: 21-year-old beautician `sexually assaults` 17-year-old boy, arrested

As per police, the woman and the boy became friends on Facebook.

Apr 03, 2017, 15:46 PM IST

Kerala: 12-year-old boy fathers child with 16-year-old, gets booked under POCSO Act

According to a report, the girl and the boy are relatives.

Mar 23, 2017, 16:47 PM IST