A minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a degree student under Machavaram police station limits late Wednesday night.
The court ruled that if a female victim gives a complaint about an offence under the POCSO Act, it becomes an offence against the State and a compromise won't take away the offence.
Sharad Chaudhary, Superintendent of Police, Kota said, "A 15-year-old girl from Suket was taken to Jhalawar by two people where she was raped by a number of people for seven to eight days".
The accused were produced in court and remanded in judicial custody after their bail pleas were rejected.
In 2019, 43 per cent of cases were closed by police on this ground as per the final reports filed in court, the study said.
The Court also directed the State government to grant Rs 3 lakh compensation to the victim, keeping in view her age and circumstances at the time of crime.
A 22-year-old autorickshaw driver residing in Sri Lankan refugee camp in Pethikuppam village in Gummudipoondi was arrested on charges of sexual assault on a minor girl.
The case against them was registered at the Hazratganj police station in July 2016 for allegedly using indecent language against the daughter and mother-in-law of Uttar Pradesh minister Swati Singh.
In two other judgments, she acquitted two persons accused of raping minor girls after noting that the testimony of the victims did not inspire confidence to fix criminal liability
Opening pant's zip not sexual assault under POCSO, says controversial HC Judge who gave 'skin-to-skin contact' ruling
The high court noted that the definition of "sexual assault" under the POCSO Act says that there has to be "physical contact with sexual intent without penetration".
Groping a minor's breast without "skin to skin contact" cannot be termed as sexual assault, the High Court said.
A 17-year-old girl from Pandikkad in Malappuram who survived sexual abuse twice earlier was again sexually exploited by 45 men, it is learnt.
The accused allegedly kidnapped the child and took her to a nearby field where he raped her.
Hyderabad city police have intensified the hunt to nab 57-year-old Kerala native Abdul Lateef Paramban who married a 16-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her.
Six persons were arrested on Wednesday in four separate cases for allegedly sexually assaulting minor girls in different parts of the city.