Child Abuse

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Italian diplomat faces child abuse charges in Philippines May 26, 2014

    Manila: A Philippine prosecutor said on Monday there was probable cause to charge a detained Italian diplomat for allegedly abusing three street children. Daniele Bosio, 46, was holidaying in Manila when he was arrested last month after a children's advocacy group told police they saw him acting inappropriately with three...
  • The Kidnapping Child Experiment: Yousef Erakat tests people on how they would react if a child was being abducted in front of them February 12, 2014

    YouTube user Yousef Erakat decides to make a video of how people would react if a child is being abducted in front of them. The video, titled The Kidnapping Child Experiment, features a child posing as someone who is being abducted. He runs to different people on the road and...
  • 'You ruined my childhood', molested student tells her teacher on webcam; video goes viral on YouTube January 22, 2014

    Los Angeles: A California educator has resigned after a woman accused her in a YouTube video of abusing her when she was a 12-year-old student, school authorities said on Tuesday, and police said they were looking into the allegations. In a video that went viral, 28-year-old Jamie Carrillo speaks into a...
  • Mumbai: Man arrested for employing, torturing 11-year-old girl January 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A 38-year-old man has been arrested for employing and allegedly torturing an 11-year-old girl. The wife of the accused is still absconding. The police claim that the girl was being assaulted for over two years now. The police also say that the man and his wife also denied food to...
  • Google blocks over 100,000 child abuse queries from search November 18, 2013

    London: Google's executive chairman says the company has introduced software that will block links to child abuse material on the web. Eric Schmidt writes in Britain's Daily Mail that Google and other Internet companies like Microsoft have been working with law enforcement to stop pedophiles from sharing illegal pictures on...
  • Watch: Kids narrate their horrid tales of abuse November 16, 2013

    Incidents of child abuse have risen significantly. In recent days, media reports have been suggesting a spurt on cases of child molestation. From neighbours allegedly abusing kids as young as three-years to teachers molesting students in classrooms - such incidents have not only brought shame to the society but also...
  • CJ Show: A childhood lost to drug abuse and child labour September 22, 2013

    Due to poverty and absence of government rehabilitation for underprivileged children, many children across the country work as labourers in small scale industries and as domestic help etc. Most of them fall into drug addiction and other forms of abuse. One such child in Delhi turns CJ to narrate his...
  • Aim for society free of child abuse: Dikshit September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Thursday that everyone should aim for a society free of the exploitation and abuse of children, where sensitivity was high in these matters. "We must aspire for a society where there is no scope for any exploitation and abuse of children, and for...
  • 60-year-old teacher arrested for molesting Class 5 girl September 11, 2013

    Ghaziabad: A 60-year-old teacher was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly molesting a Class 5 student of a leading private school in Sahibabad. Based on a complaint filed by the girl's mother, a resident of Dilshad Garden in Delhi, a case has been registered against music teacher Tarun Chatterjee, a senior police...
  • 'Manodhairya' scheme for victims of rape, child abuse September 11, 2013

    Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday approved a scheme aimed at providing financial, medical and legal aid, rehabilitation and counselling to victims of rape and child abuse. The scheme, called 'Manodhairya Yojana', would be launched on October 2 and envisages providing between Rs two and three lakh to the victim. The victims would...
  • Indian national arrested in UAE for circulating child pornography August 16, 2013

    An Indian national has been arrested on suspicion of circulating child pornography in the UAE, a media report said on Thursday. According to The National newspaper, the man was using peer to peer (P2P) software, through which users can communicate with each other, to spread pornography featuring children. On a tip-off,...
  • State of The Nation: Is bonded labour increasing in India? August 16, 2013

    Today is the 15th of August and in this 67th Independence Day week, CNN-IBN is bringing you State of The Nation focusing on whether there is anything to celebrate about Independence Day this year. ...
  • Google, Yahoo urged to act on child pornography July 22, 2013

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron challenged the Internet search engine providers Google, Yahoo and Bing on Sunday to block images of child abuse, calling for more action against online pornography. In a television interview, Cameron said search engines must block results for searches using blacklisted keywords to stop Internet users...
  • DCPCR lays down guidelines to prevent child abuse April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid nationwide outcry over the rape of a 5-year-old girl in the national capital, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights has formulated guidelines for prevention of child abuse in the country. "Child abuse is a crime against one of the most vulnerable sections of our society...
  • Education will help address violence against women: Ranjana Kumari April 22, 2013

    Are the new anti-rape laws ineffective? Women's rights activist Ranjana Kumari joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. How to change mindset among small town men who come to work in metros? Asked by: Honey A. The most effective way of addressing violence is through...
  • Pope Francis urges decisive action against sexual abuse by priests April 6, 2013

    Vatican City: Pope Francis wants the Catholic Church to "act decisively" to root out sexual abuse of children by priests and ensure the perpetrators are punished, the Vatican said on Friday. Francis, in a meeting with the Holy See's doctrinal chief, Archbishop Gerhard Mueller, had declared that combating sexual abuse...
  • Norway child abuse case: Andhra couple move higher court December 6, 2012

    Oslo: An Indian software professional and his wife, who were convicted for "serious child abuse" of their seven-year-old son, have filed an appeal in a higher court in Norway. Chandrasekhar Vallabhaneni and his wife Anupama, who were arrested by police last month, were sentenced by Oslo District Court to jail...
  • Norway child abuse: 'Difficult to explain court verdict to child' December 4, 2012

    An Indian couple from Andhra Pradesh has been sentenced to jail by a Norwegian court for mistreating their seven-year-old son. ...
  • Norway child abuse: MEA assures help December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said that the Indian embassy in Norway was in constant touch with the Indian couple from Andhra Pradesh sentenced to jail for alleged child abuse. A statement by the MEA said, "Our embassy in Norway has been in touch with the...
  • Norway child abuse row: Indian couple jailed December 4, 2012

    Oslo: An Oslo court on Tuesday convicted the Indian couple from Andhra Pradesh who were facing charges of child abuse. The father was sentenced to 18 months and the mother to 15 months in jail by the court after being convicted of burning and hitting their seven-year-old son with belt. The...
  • Method of parenting specific to a certain culture? December 4, 2012

    The Norway Police has claimed that the Indian couple from Andhra Pradesh facing charges of child abuse burnt and hit their seven-year-old son with belt. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discussed whether the method of parenting is specific to a certain culture on the show. Below is the full transcript of...