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Thakur was arrested on January 31, 2017 after a complaint lodged by Child Line for sexually harassing students at a KV school in Bengaluru.
According to an affidavit filed in the Delhi High Court, out of 5,217 POCSO cases over three years, from 2012 to 2015, 575 cases, or 11 per cent, were pending.
The ruling comes after the Centre told the court that the POCSO Act does not provide for any compensation.
The first such conviction in the State after the Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance, 2018 came into force stipulating death penalty or life-term for rape of girl below 12 years.
The issue came to light on Friday after the victim, a native of Karnataka, filed a complaint with police.
Bengaluru Nodal Officer for Childline 1098, G Nagasimha Rao, says they receive calls on cases related to corporal punishment, violation of POCSO.
The girl’s mother in her complaint said the incident happened when the family members were away.
The School Education Department in collaboration with the Social Defence Department conducted a training in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for 32 school.
According to Yesubabu, the issue came to light during the surprise inspections conducted by the Child Welfare Committee in the district on Thursday.
Mariswamy said once the draft is fine-tuned, an awareness drive will be launched to sensitise departments concerned about their respective roles.
The incident came to light when mother of the child lodged an FIR with the police against Uday and the school authorities.
As per NCRB publications, conviction rate for cases of child sexual abuse in the State has considerably declined to 7.9 per cent in 2016 from 9.5 per cent in 2015
The police registered a case under section 376 (rape) and POCSO ACT case on accused and arrested him.
The court also said that under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, a statement about the incident of sexual abuse can be made only to a police officer or a magistrate.
The Supreme Court on Monday said the practice of female genital mutilation is a crime punishable under the Indian Peal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act).