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Toddler raped, killed in UP's Ghaziabad; arrested accused known to family, says police
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Toddler raped, killed in UP's Ghaziabad; arrested accused known to family, says police

The accused has been booked under sections 376 and 302 of the IPC along with provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act

Unnao rape case: CBI cites lapses, leaves it on Yogi Adityanath govt to take action against former DM, three cops
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Unnao rape case: CBI cites lapses, leaves it on Yogi Adityanath govt to take action against former DM, three cops

In its letter to the UP govt, CBI named then Unnao DM Aditi Singh, SPs Pushpanjali Devi and Neha Pandey and ASP Ashtbhuja Singh, for ignoring the pleas of the minor girl who was raped by ex-BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar

COVID-19 positive teen sexually assaulted at Delhi's Chhatarpur care centre; two held
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COVID-19 positive teen sexually assaulted at Delhi's Chhatarpur care centre; two held

The 19-year-old man, who allegedly sexually assaulted the 14-year-old girl, was arrested along with one of his associates, the police said

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Brajesh Thakur, 11 others sentenced to life imprisonment by Delhi's Saket district court
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Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Brajesh Thakur, 11 others sentenced to life imprisonment by Delhi's Saket district court

CBI on 4 February sought life imprisonment for Thakur, saying 'rape is a crime of lust, power' and leniency should not be shown to convicts as victims in case were minors

Delhi Police needs urgent steps to strenghten ties, regain faith of citizens; filling up vacancies key for quick probes, disposal of cases
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Delhi Police needs urgent steps to strenghten ties, regain faith of citizens; filling up vacancies key for quick probes, disposal of cases

The survey results show that of the total households surveyed in Delhi, 10 percent respondents witnessed crimes in the city, of which 57 percent did not report it to the police.

2013 Delhi gangrape case: Sessions court to pronounce judgment on 18 Jan; accused charged with aggravated sexual assault of 5-year-old
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2013 Delhi gangrape case: Sessions court to pronounce judgment on 18 Jan; accused charged with aggravated sexual assault of 5-year-old

A Delhi court Wednesday fixed 18 January for pronouncing judgement in the sensational 2013 case of the gangrape of a five-year-old girl in east Delhi

High pendency of child sexual abuse cases render POCSO a toothless law: Uttar Pradesh accounts for 25% of all cases under the Act
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High pendency of child sexual abuse cases render POCSO a toothless law: Uttar Pradesh accounts for 25% of all cases under the Act

States like Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal continue to ignore Supreme Court's directive to set up Special POCSO Fast Track Courts (FTC) despite extremely high pendency rates. In some districts in these two states, there are over 1,000 POCSO cases pending for over one year.

Om Prakash Gupta, personal assistant to ex-Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh, charged for rape of minor under POSCO Act
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Om Prakash Gupta, personal assistant to ex-Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh, charged for rape of minor under POSCO Act

Om Prakash Gupta was arrested in the early hours of Thursday based on a complaint lodged by the 16-year-old victim at women's police station

Haryana Police arrests man for raping minor daughter, poisoning her to conceal crime; absconding accused nabbed in Indore
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Haryana Police arrests man for raping minor daughter, poisoning her to conceal crime; absconding accused nabbed in Indore

The Haryana Police has arrested a man who allegedly raped his daughter and killed her by administering rat poison in a bid to conceal his crime

Odisha tribal girl raped for months by husband of residential school headmistress; cops arrest accused after minor found pregnant
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Odisha tribal girl raped for months by husband of residential school headmistress; cops arrest accused after minor found pregnant

A Class VII student of a state-run residential school in Odisha's Koraput district was raped for months allegedly by the headmistress' husband, who has been arrested after she was found to be three months pregnant, police said on Saturday.

As Hyderabad rape, murder case triggers calls for harsher penalties, how political posturing prevents death penalty for rapist-killers
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As Hyderabad rape, murder case triggers calls for harsher penalties, how political posturing prevents death penalty for rapist-killers

Amid calls for the death penalty for rapists, in the aftermath of the rape and murder of a Hyderabad veterinarian, this ringside view proves how political posturing can contrast with reality, with politicians themselves protecting the rapist-killer by permitting inordinate delays and presidential pardons.

Despite SC intervention, victim compensation in POCSO cases poor due to cumbersome process, failure to invoke law
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Despite SC intervention, victim compensation in POCSO cases poor due to cumbersome process, failure to invoke law

The Supreme Court has noted that no scheme for compensation existed for victims of sexual abuse under POCSO and ordered that victims under POCSO should be compensated under Compensation Scheme for Women victims/Survivors of Sexual assault/other crimes of NALSA.

Any talks with Pakistan in terror-free atmosphere will be on PoK, says Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Any talks with Pakistan in terror-free atmosphere will be on PoK, says Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The BJP government has demonstrated 'boldness and decisiveness' in the first 100 days of its second term and if talks are held with Pakistan in a terror-free atmosphere, it will be on Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said

16-year-old working as domestic help raped by two men in Delhi’s Moti Nagar; police arrest accused
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16-year-old working as domestic help raped by two men in Delhi’s Moti Nagar; police arrest accused

Two men have been arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl near ESI Hospital in Delhi's Moti Nagar, police said on Tuesday

Gurgaon sees highest number of rape, murder cases in Haryana; 663 rape, 470 murder cases registered in past five years
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Gurgaon sees highest number of rape, murder cases in Haryana; 663 rape, 470 murder cases registered in past five years

Gurgaon saw maximum number of rape and murder cases being registered among all Haryana districts in nearly past five years. Faridabad and Gurgaon also saw highest number of child rape cases registered under the POCSO Act.

Parliament approves POCSO (Amendment) Bill for stricter punishments, including death penalty, for child sex abuse
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Parliament approves POCSO (Amendment) Bill for stricter punishments, including death penalty, for child sex abuse

Cutting across party lines, members supported amendments to POCSO Act though some demanded that Bill be referred to the Standing Committee or Select Committee as it makes certain offences punishable with death.

RS passes bill amending POCSO Act: A look back at case of Dhananjoy Chatterjee, last murderer-rapist to be hanged in country
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RS passes bill amending POCSO Act: A look back at case of Dhananjoy Chatterjee, last murderer-rapist to be hanged in country

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Union Cabinet approves amendments to POCSO Act by including death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children
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Union Cabinet approves amendments to POCSO Act by including death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children

Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to strengthen the POCSO Act by including death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children.

Man arrested for raping minor girl in south Goa; remanded to five days police custody
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Man arrested for raping minor girl in south Goa; remanded to five days police custody

Old Goa Police on Thursday arrested a man, named Mohammed Rafik Patel, for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl

Nine-month-old girl raped and murdered in Telangana's Warangal; suspect detained, locals stage protest
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Nine-month-old girl raped and murdered in Telangana's Warangal; suspect detained, locals stage protest

The 28-year old accused, identified as Praveen who lived in the same locality as the victim's, was arrested after interrogation. Police said they suspect it to be a case of rape and murder as blood was seen in the baby's private parts.