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Why India needs a rethink before expanding scope of death penalty
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Why India needs a rethink before expanding scope of death penalty

It is crystal clear the graph of number of death sentences dips amazingly as the cases get referred up

Wrong to assume victim of domestic sexual abuse can't perform well at school, says court
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Wrong to assume victim of domestic sexual abuse can't perform well at school, says court

The special judge of a Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act court, Jayshri R Pulate, sentenced the accused to ten years in jail on 29 September

Noida: Minor boy blackmails teenager over obscene video, rapes her several times
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Noida: Minor boy blackmails teenager over obscene video, rapes her several times

The matter came to light after the victim finally narrated her ordeal to the mother after being sexually offended for two and a half months on Saturday night post which a complaint was filed

55-year-old man gets five years in prison for sexually assaulting 12-year-old relative
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55-year-old man gets five years in prison for sexually assaulting 12-year-old relative

The special court has imposed a fine of Rs 1.5 lakh on the convict and directed that the amount be paid to the victim

UP: Minor Dalit girl gangraped, in 'serious condition' as accused tried to set victim ablaze by pouring diesel on her
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UP: Minor Dalit girl gangraped, in 'serious condition' as accused tried to set victim ablaze by pouring diesel on her

Police said that the incident took place in the Madhav Tanda area of the district on 7 September. However, it came to light when a video wherein the victim is narrating her ordeal went viral on Saturday

Man picks up 3-year-old sleeping girl from her house, brutally rapes her; escapes from police van
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Man picks up 3-year-old sleeping girl from her house, brutally rapes her; escapes from police van

Villagers claimed that a man, who worked in a cement factory and lived in the neighbourhood, had committed the crime

South Mumbai school peon stalks, sexually assaults 15-year old girl student, shows private parts in video call; arrested
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South Mumbai school peon stalks, sexually assaults 15-year old girl student, shows private parts in video call; arrested

Police said that the 32-year-old peon would chase the minor girl child, make inappropriate touches upon finding her alone in school

Madrassa teacher booked under POCSO for sexually abusing 14-year-old boy for two months
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Madrassa teacher booked under POCSO for sexually abusing 14-year-old boy for two months

The accused, police said, used to take the victim to his room and abuse him after which he would scare him into silence by threatening him with dire consequences if he told anyone about this

Dumka murder: POCSO court orders sending evidence, burnt clothes of minor girl to Forensic Science Laboratory
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Dumka murder: POCSO court orders sending evidence, burnt clothes of minor girl to Forensic Science Laboratory

The Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Bill (POCSO) court has sent the two accused in the Dumka death case to 72-hour police remand

NCPCR challenges High Court ruling on Muslim minor girl's marriage in Supreme Court
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NCPCR challenges High Court ruling on Muslim minor girl's marriage in Supreme Court

Advocate Swarupama Chaturvedi has filed a special leave petition on behalf of the NCPCR challenging the recent order by the Punjab and Haryana High Court that said in June, a Muslim girl, over 16 years of age, is competent to marry a person of her choice

Prominent mutt priest among 5 arrested for abusing high school girls in Karnataka
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Prominent mutt priest among 5 arrested for abusing high school girls in Karnataka

According to police sources, the complaint is based on the statement of two girls, who accused the seer of 'sexually abusing' them for nearly a couple of years now and others allegedly supporting or cooperating with the same

Surat: School principal held for 'sexually harassing' student
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Surat: School principal held for 'sexually harassing' student

The victim, a 14-year-old boy, studies in Class 8 in the school

Uttar Pradesh: Man sentenced to ten years in jail by POCSO court for raping minor
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Uttar Pradesh: Man sentenced to ten years in jail by POCSO court for raping minor

According to the officials, Parvez, a resident of Kannauj district, was working in Vrindavan when he committed the offence in 2019. He lured the girl, and took her to Haridwar, where he raped her in a rented room

Over 47,000 POCSO cases were registered in 2020, 1.7 lakh cases pending trial: Govt tells Lok Sabha
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Over 47,000 POCSO cases were registered in 2020, 1.7 lakh cases pending trial: Govt tells Lok Sabha

According to the information received from the National Crime Records Bureau, 47,221 POCSO cases were registered in 2020 and 1,70,271 cases were pending trial by the end of the year

Man held for repeatedly raping 7-year-old daughter in Maharashtra
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Man held for repeatedly raping 7-year-old daughter in Maharashtra

The accused was arrested after his wife lodged a case in this regard at a local police station in the early hours of Monday

What is the lip-lock challenge? Why have eight Karnataka college students been booked?
India

What is the lip-lock challenge? Why have eight Karnataka college students been booked?

A video showing a boy and a girl in their uniforms kissing while their friends cheer them on has gone viral. The story has taken a darker twist with one of the girls in the clip alleging sexual assault in a complaint to the police

Kerala: 27-year-old man gets cumulative 46-year jail term for raping minor
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Kerala: 27-year-old man gets cumulative 46-year jail term for raping minor

The incident happened in 2019 when the man broke into the girl's home in Kongad town at night, took her to a field near her house, and committed the offence

History of Ajmer Dargah’s Chishti family features gang-rape, blackmail of schoolgirls 
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History of Ajmer Dargah’s Chishti family features gang-rape, blackmail of schoolgirls 

The trial in Ajmer gang-rape case started in September 1992, and since then the police have filed six chargesheets, naming 18 accused and more than 145 witnesses

What is Interpol's initiative against child sex abuse that the CBI has joined?
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What is Interpol's initiative against child sex abuse that the CBI has joined?

With the help of specialised software, Indian sleuths will collaborate with international agencies to detect child sex abuse online and identify abusers, victims and crime scenes

Kerala: Teacher, 22-year-old student of religious education imparting institution arrested for molesting minor boys
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Kerala: Teacher, 22-year-old student of religious education imparting institution arrested for molesting minor boys

An officer of Panur police station said that both the student and the teacher had gone into hiding after a complaint was lodged with the police by the victims' parents last week and an FIR was registered