POCSO Act

Minor girl sexually assaulted in Vijayawada

A minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a degree student under Machavaram police station limits late Wednesday night.

published on : 2nd April 2021

Offences under POCSO Act not compoundable even if victim agrees for compromise: Madras HC

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.

published on : 19th March 2021

20 held in Rajasthan in connection with gang rape of minor girl

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".

published on : 17th March 2021

Minor tribal girl gang-raped in Odisha, 4 arrested

The accused were produced in court and remanded in judicial custody after their bail pleas were rejected.

published on : 10th March 2021

4 children denied justice in sexual abuse cases everyday due to insufficient evidence: Study

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.

published on : 8th March 2021

Cuttack man gets lifer for raping daughter

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.

published on : 3rd March 2021

Chennai auto driver arrested for sexual assault of minor girl

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.

published on : 1st March 2021

POCSO Act: UP court frames charges against two former ministers, three others

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.

published on : 22nd February 2021

Rape victims' testimony ought to be of 'sterling quality', must inspire confidence: HC judge

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

published on : 29th January 2021

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".

published on : 28th January 2021

Obnoxious, unacceptable, outrageous: Activists slam Bombay HC groping judgement

Groping a minor's breast without "skin to skin contact" cannot be termed as sexual assault, the High Court said.

published on : 25th January 2021

Teenager sexually abused by 45 men, 20 arrested

 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.

published on : 19th January 2021

Man held for kidnap, rape of 3-year-old girl in Maharashtra's Palghar

The accused allegedly kidnapped the child and took her to a nearby field where he raped her.

published on : 5th January 2021

Hyderabad cops hunt for Kerala man who married minor

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.

published on : 2nd January 2021

Six held under POCSO Act in 4 separate sexual assault cases

Six persons were arrested on Wednesday in four separate cases for allegedly sexually assaulting minor girls in different parts of the city. 

published on : 1st January 2021
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