Abuses

  • Odisha: Minor girl raped by 14-year-old 2 days ago

    Kendrapara: A minor girl was allegedly raped by a 14-year-old boy at Ghagara village the district, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday night when the six-year-old girl was alone at her home, police said, adding, the matter came to light when the girl narrated her ordeal...
  • Daily pot use sends school hopes up in smoke: study September 10, 2014

    Paris: Teenagers under 17 who use cannabis daily are 60 per cent less likely to complete high school or get a degree than peers who have never taken the drug, researchers said on Wednesday. They are also nearly seven times likelier to attempt suicide and are almost eight times likelier to...
  • Delhi government to teach children refusal skills to prevent their abuse September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government is devising comprehensive awareness modules to prevent child abuse, especially sexual abuse. The awareness modules are not only meant for children but also for the parents, teachers and other care givers in Homes where children in need of care and protection are lodged. "Though there are...
  • Maharashtra: Man rapes 4-year-old girl; held September 7, 2014

    Gadchiroli: A four-year-old girl had allegedly been raped by a man in Desaiganj locality of the town, police said on Sunday. According to police, 32-year-old Waman Pagade, who was acquainted with the victim and her family, sexually assaulted the minor on Thursday. He has been arrested in this connection. Spotting that...
  • 77 per cent of teenage Indian girls endure sexual violence: UN September 5, 2014

    United Nations: About 77 per cent of girls aged between 15 and 19 in India have been subjected to sexual violence by their spouses, according to a report by UNICEF which also said more than half of the girls in the age group faced physical abuse at the hands of...
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  • Bangalore: 13-year-old boy thrashed, made to walk on his knees at a government shelter home August 22, 2014

    Bangalore: In a shocking incident reported from a government shelter home in Bangalore, a 13-year-old boy was brutally thrashed with a rod in the shelter. The boy was allegedly taken to the shelter home mistakenly, thinking that he might be an orphan. The boy was then allegedly assaulted in the...
  • An abusive boss can make entire team hostile August 22, 2014

    Is your boss abusive and does not pay much heed to even positive suggestions made by the team? Such superiors can actually throw the entire work team into conflict, hurting productivity, reveals a study. Supervisors who belittle and ridicule workers not only negatively affect those workers' attitudes and behaviours but also...
  • Teen help brutalised in Bangalore: Does urban India treat their domestic helps as slaves? August 13, 2014

    The abuse of a 13-year-old girl as a domestic help in Bangalore has blown the lid off of many well-educated, high-income families trafficking young girls and boys from North India as house helps. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether urban India treats their domestic helps as...
  • Bangalore: Abuse of 13-year-old domestic help blows the lid off growing trafficking August 13, 2014

    Bangalore: The abuse of a 13-year-old girl as a domestic help in Bangalore has blown the lid off of many well-educated, high-income families trafficking young girls and boys from North India as house helps. On August 9, 2014, a 13-year-old was rescued after she was brought to hospital with severe...
  • Caught on camera: Teacher canes 8-year-old differently-abled child August 7, 2014

    Mumbai: In a shocking case in Mumbai, a teacher caned an 8-year-old student in a school for the differently-abled children. The horrific episode was captured on video by a resident of a building next to the school in Mumbai's Matunga area. The incident took place on July 30. The child's...
  • Indian couple arrested in US; charged with abusing daughter August 6, 2014

    New York: An Indian couple has been arrested in New York and charged with subjecting their 12-year-old daughter to "unspeakable physical abuse" for months by starving her and beating her with a metal handle and baseball bat, leaving her severely bruised and hospitalised for surgery. Rajesh Ranot, 46, and his...
  • Delhi: Private taxi driver sexually abuses 5-year-old school girl August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another shocking case of rape in Delhi, a private taxi driver of a public school allegedly sexually abused a 5-year-old girl. The girl is from a private school in South Delhi and the driver has been arrested. The suspect used to take the child to school in...
  • Karnataka: 70-year-old teacher arrested for sexually abusing minor girl in school premises August 5, 2014

    Bangalore: A 70-year-old teacher was arrested in Ramnagara district of Karnataka on Tuesday for allegedly sexually abusing an eight-year-old student. The principal was arrested for abetting the crime. The incident comes barely a month after alleged gangrape of a six-year-old girl at a high-profile school in Bangalore that evoked public outrage. The...
  • Living It Up: Child sexual abuse August 2, 2014

    In this episode of Living it Up, we discuss the alarming rise in cases of child sexual abuse. ...
  • Sexual abuse of children rampant in India August 1, 2014

    Child sexual abuse has become rampant in India. It is estimated that more than 50,000 children have been subjected to sexual abuse in less than a decade. Recently, the rape of the 6-year-old in the Bangalore school left India dumbstruck. ...
  • Former aide to Britain's Prince Philip charged with sex abuse July 31, 2014

    London: The former personal assistant of Britain's Prince Philip has been charged with sexually abusing a girl while he was working for the royal family in the 1970s, prosecutors said. Benjamin Herman, 79, was the personal assistant or "equerry" to the 93-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth from 1971 to 1974....
  • Wadia threw burning cigarettes at my face: Preity Zinta to police July 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, who has accused industrialist Ness Wadia of molestation, has said her former boyfriend had thrown burning cigarettes at her and locked her up in a room even before the May 30 incident at Wankhede Stadium after which she filed a police complaint. "Ness's behaviour towards me...
  • AP: Hostel sealed, students shifted after caning of visually impaired children July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: A day after a video surfaced showing three visually impaired students being beaten by their teacher and another unknown person in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a two-member team of the Child Rights Commission visited hostel near Hyderabad. The hostel has now been sealed and the students will be moved...
  • AP: Video shows visually impaired children being caned by teacher July 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: In a shocking incident from the town of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a video has surfaced showing some visually-impaired children being beaten by their school principal and another unknown person. The children can be seen and heard screaming, begging to be spared in the video. While the children plead, the...
  • Pope apologises for 'sacrilegious cult' of Church's sexual abuse July 7, 2014

    Vatican city: Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes he said had had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult. "For some time now I have felt in my heart deep pain and suffering," he said in...
  • Goa: Neighbours abuse, strip woman; stuff her private parts with chilly powder July 3, 2014

    Panaji: In shocking news from Goa, a 33-year-old woman was allegedly abused, stripped and stuffed with chilly powder in her private parts by her neighbours. The incident allegedly took place on June 22 and 26. The woman claims that on the first day she had registered a complaint with the Mapusa...
  • I was abused, threatened and humiliated by someone who once was very dear to me: Preity Zinta July 2, 2014

    Mumbai: In an emotional message posted on her Facebook page, actor Preity Zinta clarified her stand on why she filed a complaint against ex boyfriend and businessman Ness Wadia. She said that she was left with no option but to lodge a complaint against him. "This is my attempt to set...
  • Over 70,000 report to de-addiction centres in Punjab June 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: Over 70,000 drug addicts have reported at government drug de-addiction centres across Punjab, following the recent crackdown on the drugs supply chain in the state, police said on Sunday. A police spokesman said that the crackdown has led to the drug supply network being broken. He claimed that the availability...
  • California authorities arrest 275 child predators June 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: Authorities throughout Southern California have announced the arrests of more than 275 child predators that included a teaching assistant for special needs kids, a US Army soldier and a Los Angeles Fire Department officer. The month long "Operation Broken Heart" took place in May and involved dozens of local, state...
  • Need to make drug addicts productive members of society: President June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed concern over the growing alcoholism and drug abuseand advocated a comprehensive programme with focus on making the addicts productive members of society after getting them off alcohol and drugs. "The aim of the comprehensive treatment programme should not merely be to get the...
  • From cannibalism to atomic wounds, here's a list of 10 most disturbing documentaries ever made June 26, 2014

    As a vibrant, visual medium, documentaries usually succeed in portraying undiscovered or uncared-about topics far better than a book or an article. A well-researched and well-shot documentary can change the perception of a person, totally and irrevocably. The following list features some of the most chilling documentaries on a series...
  • Preity Zinta names Ness Wadia's friends, staff, a foreign national as witnesses June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Preity Zinta was at Mumbai's Wankhede stadium on Tuesday evening as the police recorded her supplementary statement in the case against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia. According to the police, Preity has named 14 witnesses, whose statements will also be recorded soon. The actress identified three places where...
  • 168 children rescued from sex trafficking op: FBI June 24, 2014

    Washington: Federal authorities conducted a sweep through more than 100 US cities and recovered 168 children from child sex trafficking, the FBI has said. Some 281 pimps were also arrested in Operation Cross-Country, a week-long enforcement that Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey yesterday said can help "end the cycle...
  • Mumbai Police likely to record Preity Zinta's statement today June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police is likely to record actress Preity Zinta's statement on Tuesday in connection with her complaint against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia. Preity, who was away in the US, came back to the country on Sunday and has avoided the media so far. Preity has accused Ness...