Juvenile Crime

  • Law Ministry assures immediate clearance of amendments to Juvenile Justice Act: sources 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has sent the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad according to sources. Sources say that the Law Minister has assured her of immediate clearance. Maneka Gandhi had earlier this month pushed for change in the JJ...
  • December 16 Delhi gangrape case: Verdict on juvenile accused today July 25, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court will on Thursday announce its first verdict on the minor accused in the December 16 gangrape and murder case. The 17-year-old faces charges of rape and murder like all the other accused, but if convicted, he'll be sent to a juvenile observation home for a...
  • Delhi: Class XII student beaten to death by 3 April 13, 2013

    New Delhi: A Class XII student was beaten to death near his house in New Delhi by three people, including two juveniles studying in Class VI and VII, the police said on Saturday. All the attackers have been caught. "Sumit, 17, was beaten up by the attackers in Kanjhawala area...
  • US: 6-year-old boy dies after being shot by a 4-year-old April 10, 2013

    Washington: A six-year-old boy has died in the US after being accidentally shot in head by his four-year-old neighbour while they were playing. Brandon was playing with the four-year-old at his Toms River home in New Jersey on Monday evening when the latter left the yard and went inside. "The...
  • Centre says it won't reduce age of juvenile offenders February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Centre has said that it will not reduce the age of juveniles involved in crimes even in the rarest of rare cases. This came amidst outrage over the sixth accused in the Delhi gangrape case getting away with lesser punishment. Those below 18 will continue to be legally...
  • Parl panel decides against lowering age of juvenile offenders February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home has decided against lowering the age of juveniles below 18 years of age despite suggestions by several members. This came as the Home Ministry said the Women and Child Development Ministry was examining the matter. Some members also opposed a recommendation on...
  • Delhi Police launches 'Yuva' to rehabilitate youth from crime-prone areas February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: A new scheme launched by the Delhi Police called Yuva helps youngsters from crime-prone areas learn skills to earn their own livelihood. The country was outraged after the Delhi braveheart's death and the most brutal of the attacker was a 17-yr-old runaway. The initiative launched by the Delhi Police...
  • Can't change law for one case: Justice Leila Seth January 29, 2013

    Member of the JS Verma committee Justice Leila Seth has come out strongly in favour of the existing juvenile justice laws. ...
  • Want a bone test to decide if 6th accused is juvenile: Braveheart's father January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi braveheart's family will challenge the Juvenile Justice Board's decision of declaring the sixth gangrape accused a minor. In an interview to CNN-IBN, the braveheart's father said that the family will challenge it in the higher court. He said the family wants a bone test to decide...
  • Juveniles can be reformed: Justice Leila Seth January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Member of the JS Verma committee Justice Leila Seth has come out strongly in favour of the existing juvenile justice laws. Speaking to CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Justice Seth said we must accept the age limit laid down by the law and the key is to focus...
  • Delhi rape: Police likely to seek legal opinion on juvenile's age, trial January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: All options are open to appeal in higher courts against the Juvenile Justice Board's decision that the sixth accused in the Delhi gangrape-murder case is a minor, say sources in the Delhi Police. Sources in the police say that the Juvenile Justice Board's order was based on the...
  • Delhi gangrape: Juvenile's school principal to appear in court January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The school principal of the juvenile accused in the Delhi gangrape-murder case will appear before the juvenile justice board again on Tuesday. The principal was earlier summoned by the board to help determine the exact age of the accused who claims to be 17 years old. The board,...
  • Delhi rape: Punish my son if he's guilty, says juvenile's mother January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: As the juvenile justice board tries to determine the age of the sixth accused in the brutal Delhi gangrape-murder case, his family in Badaun in western Uttar Pradesh is shocked to know that he is still alive. The accused had left home five years ago and had been...
  • Juvenile crimes on the rise, 10 pc jump from 2010 to 2011 January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi gangrape-murder case has brought the focus back on juvenile crimes and stirred a debate on whether the age for juveniles should be lowered. Critics say its the intent of crimes in heinous cases that should be examined instead of the age of the accused. The alleged...
  • Kerala: 15-year-old arrested for killing classmate May 9, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: A 15-year-old has been arrested in Alleppey for allegedly killing his classmate. The incident took place in the premises of the St George High School on Monday. The boy is said to have confessed that he killed his classmate to avenge a petty clash that happened two months ago. The...
  • Kurukshetra: Class X girl set on fire by classmate April 18, 2012

    Kurukshetra: A class 10 student was allegedly set on fire by her classmate in Haryana because she rebuffed his advances. The incident took place when the girl was alone at home in Kurukshetra's Murtazapur village on Tuesday. The victim claimed that he had tried to force himself on her. She...
  • 3-year-old boy is Britain's youngest crime suspect September 20, 2009

    London: A three-year-old boy has become the youngest known crime suspect in Britain after being probed by police over alleged disorder and vandalism. Officers from Strathclyde police in Scotland visited the toddler's home this summer after receiving a complaint of damage to household property. The youngster is one of 10 children aged...
  • Watch: 4-yr-old thief caught on camera October 3, 2010

    An aunt and uncle were training her four-year-old niece to steal with the help of her brother. ...