Sexual assault

SC quashes MP HC's 'rakhi for bail' order, directs training modules for sensitisation of judges

The Madhya Pradesh High Court order came in July last year, setting 'Rakhi for bail' as a condition to grant bail.

Mar 18, 2021, 15:59 PM IST

'I lost my virginity in a rape', reveals Demi Lovato

In the series, Lovato recounts not just the trauma of the particular night but a previous sexual assault, too.

Mar 17, 2021, 15:11 PM IST

Minor girl thrashed, raped, strangled, body found on staircase in Kolkata

A team of officers from Jorabagan police station, and Kolkata Police Joint Commissioner of Police (crime) Murlidhar Sharma rushed to the area in the northern part of the city, following the "discovery of the body" by locals, he said. Police suspect the culprits were known to the minor victim.

Feb 05, 2021, 09:13 AM IST

SC Collegium withdraws approval for appointment of additional judge of Bombay HC as permanent judge

Justice Pushpa Ganediwala recently acquitted a man accused of groping a 12-year-old girl's breast because he did not make skin-to-skin contact and days earlier, ruled that holding the hands of a five-year-old girl and unzipping the trousers do not amount to "sexual assault" under the POCSO Act.

Jan 30, 2021, 18:03 PM IST

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

Skin to Skin contact: SC stays Bombay HC order acquitting man under POCSO

The Supreme Court Wednesday stayed the Bombay High Court order which acquitted a man under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act saying ‘groping a minor's breast’ without "skin to skin contact" cannot be termed as sexual assault. A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian stayed the high court order after Attorney General K K Venugopal mentioned the matter. 

Jan 27, 2021, 14:37 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

Stepfather rapes 6-yr-old visually-impaired girl in Maharashtra's Thane

Police have arrested a man for allegedly raping his six-year-old visually impaired stepdaughter in Maharashtra's Thane district, a police official said on Sunday (December 6).

Dec 06, 2020, 15:50 PM IST

Kevin Spacey denies sexual assault allegations

Spacey, 61, asserted that he wants C.D.'s anonymity to be removed.

Nov 24, 2020, 07:43 AM IST

25-yr-old gangraped, brutally beaten up by 4 in Gurugram's DLF phase-2 in Haryana

A security guard informed a police patrolling vehicle which was just 100 meters from the incident spot. The police team rushed the victim to a hospital and later arrested all four culprits from different parts of Gurugram. 

Oct 05, 2020, 07:57 AM IST

Poonam Pandey's husband Sam Bombay gets bail in assault case

A Goa court granted conditional bail to film producer Sam Bombay, who was arrested for allegedly molesting, threatening and assaulting his actor wife Poonam Pandey, police said on Wednesday.

Sep 23, 2020, 17:11 PM IST

Doctor arrested for molesting 12-year-old girl in Maharashtra's Shirdi

Dr Vasant Tambe committed the offence in the early hours of September 19 when the girl was brought to the hospital with respiratory problems, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Somnath Wakchoure.

Sep 21, 2020, 19:25 PM IST

What Anurag Kashyap did to Payal Ghosh is a 'common practice' in Bollywood, it's 'full of sexual predators', alleges Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut earlier called for Anurag Kashyap's arrest after Payal Ghosh accused him of sexual assault.

Sep 20, 2020, 15:51 PM IST

Anurag Kashyap breaks silence over sexual harassment accusations by actress Payal Ghosh

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Saturday (September 19) took to Twitter to respond to actress Payal Ghosh's sexual harassment accusations against him and Kashyap also took an indirect jibe at actress Kangana Ranaut in his tweets.

Sep 20, 2020, 08:24 AM IST

19-year-old Thane man kidnaps, rapes minor friend, arrested

The 16-year-old victim had become friends with the accused, a contract worker with the Thane Municipal Corporation, on social media, sub-inspector Deepali Lambate of Kopri police station said.

Sep 18, 2020, 15:30 PM IST

Uttarakhand BJP MLA Mahesh Negi booked for rape; victim claims being pressured for 'settlement'

The Dehradun Police have booked BJP MLA from Dwarahat Mahesh Negi for rape weeks after a woman accused him of the crime in a police complaint. A police investigation has been launched into the matter. 

Sep 11, 2020, 06:39 AM IST

Kolkata horror: Man molests, pushes out female friend from car, runs over another woman who comes for help

In a shocking incident, a woman was allegedly molested in a car by a friend and then pushed out of the vehicle on Saturday night in Kolkata.

Sep 06, 2020, 20:32 PM IST

Minor girl raped in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly; 2 arrested, hunt on to nab 2 more accused

A minor girl was allegedly raped by four men in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh and the entire incident recorded on video by other accused, police said on Thursday (September 3). 

Sep 04, 2020, 08:48 AM IST

Delhi woman raped on bus: NCW seeks action-taken report from UP Police

According to media reports, the 30-year-old Delhi resident was allegedly raped by a man on a bus which was heading to the national capital from Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.

Aug 31, 2020, 19:05 PM IST

8-year-old minor girl gangraped by six teenagers in west Tripura district

Six of the accused who live at Tabaria in West Tripura district were arrested and one is absconding.

Aug 30, 2020, 22:04 PM IST