Punishment

  • Rajasthan: 8-year-old girl dies after being beaten up by teacher Yesterday

    Dausa: An 8-year-old schoolgirl in Dausa, Rajasthan, died after being allegedly beaten up by her teacher. The incident happened on Thursday. The child was referred to a Jaipur hospital but she died on the way. The police is now questioning the teacher and school authorities. The child's post-mortem report is awaited. ...
  • School takes 'action' against teacher who remained absent for 23 years August 5, 2014

    A 46-year-old school teacher from Madhya Pradesh has created a record by remaining absent for the last 23 years in her 24-year-old long 'career', after which the school education department claimed to have formally initiated what it called "disciplinary action" against her. "Out of her total 24-year-long career, teacher Sangita Kashyap...
  • 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...
  • Corporal punishment: Will deal with the guilty teacher firmly, says CM July 21, 2014

    The teacher who was caught on camera beating visually challenged children mercilessly in a school in Andhra Pradesh would be dealt with firmly, said Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Naidu. ...
  • AP: Teacher, one other arrested for caning visually challenged children July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: The teacher of a school for blind, another person, who were seen in a video mercilessly caning visually impaired children have been arrested by the police on Monday. The incident, which took place two days back, came to light on Monday after local TV channels showed a video footage of...
  • 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...
  • Man gets 10 years jail for raping neighbour July 12, 2014

    A local court has sentenced one person to ten years imprisonment?for raping a 40-year-old woman. Additional District Sessions Judge Harish Tripathi held Akhilesh guilty under Section 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC for raping the woman six years back. The judge also imposed a fine of Rs 30,000 on...
  • Father beats daughter to death for copying homework in China May 21, 2014

    Beijing: An 11-year-old Chinese girl was beaten to death by her father for copying her classmate's homework, media reports said on Wednesday. The father, surnamed Zhang, ordered the girl to kneel down, tied her hands and beat her at about 8:30 pm on Monday when he discovered she had copied...
  • North Korea vows to punish South Korean official May 13, 2014

    North Korea warned on Tuesday that a South Korean official would pay a high price for saying the North "must disappear soon" in an escalation of rhetoric between the rivals. South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok made the remark during a briefing on Monday, when he said that North Korea...
  • Punjab: Majithia given religious punishment for distorting 'Gurbani' May 2, 2014

    Amritsar: The Five Takht Jathedars have pronounced religious punishment to Punjab Revenue Minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia for allegedly distorting the Gurbani while canvassing for BJP's Amritsar candidate Arun Jaitley. Majithia will undergo religious sewa (religious service) at all Five Takhts, and three days at Akal Takht in Amritsar, the highest temporal...
  • Man sentenced to death for setting ablaze his wife, 3 daughters in 2008 April 23, 2014

    A man has been sentenced to death by a local court for killing his wife and three children six years ago. Additional district judge SM Haseeb on Tuesday said that the case fell in the "rarest of rare category" and awarded capital punishment to Hashim Sheikh. Sheikh had burnt alive his...
  • Children misbehave within 10 minutes of spanking, study finds April 17, 2014

    Washington: Children in the US are being spanked for trivial misdeeds which causes them to misbehave within 10 minutes of punishment, according to a new study. Advocates of corporal punishment have outlined best practices for responsible spanking. Real-time audio recordings of children being spanked found that parents fail to follow...
  • World's 'longest-serving' death row inmate to have a retrial in Japan March 27, 2014

    Tokyo: A Japanese court on Thursday ordered the release and a retrial of an ageing prisoner accused of murder who served on death row for over 30 years, amid doubts about the evidence used to convict him. Japan and the United States are the only two Group of Seven rich nations...
  • Saudi man to get 2400 lashes publicly for breaking mother's tooth February 24, 2014

    A Saudi Arabian man who punched out his mother's tooth during a fight will have his own tooth broken as punishment, in addition to being imprisoned and publicly lashed. The man, in his 30s, broke his mother's tooth while he beat her when she was travelling with him in a car....
  • Bangladesh executes Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader for war crimes December 13, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Thursday executed an opposition leader convicted of war crimes hours after the Supreme Court rejected his last-minute appeal, officials said. The death threatened to spark new violence ahead of national elections next month. Sheikh Yousuf Harun, chief government administrator in Dhaka, said Abdul Quader Mollah was hanged at...
  • India will not be satisfied till 26/11 perpetrators punished, says AK Antony November 25, 2013

    India will not be satisfied unless Pakistan gives maximum punishment to the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes, Defence Minister AK Antony said on Monday. "We have explained many times. They (Pakistan) should book the culprits and unless these culprits are given maximum punishment, I don't think our nation will...
  • More than 16,000 punished in China for violating guidelines November 18, 2013

    Around 16,699 people were punished for violating the frugality guidelines of the Communist Party of China (CPC) amid anti-corruption efforts, the party disciplinary watchdog said Monday. Among them, 3,721 received party or administrative punishment by the end of September, according to the CPC disciplinary panel, Xinhua reported. In December 2012, the Political...
  • Gandhi's non-violence ideology more relevant today: Medha Patkar November 10, 2013

    Panaji: Noted social activist Medha Patkar on Sunday said Mahatma Gandhi's ideology of non-violence is more relevant in the present times, and suggested that there should be no capital punishment. "Mahatma Gandhi's ideology of non-violence is very much relevant today. There is no difference between violence whoever does it," Patkar said...
  • Man ends life after Panchayat makes him lick spit as punishment October 20, 2013

    A man, who was punished by the panchayat and made to lick the spit of the villagers off the ground in Bihar's Samstipur district ended his life as he was unable to bear the ignominy, police said on Saturday. Ranjit Mahto (40) of Gorai village in Samstipur district committed suicide at...
  • Ex Punjab DSP jailed for 35 years for abducting 7 persons September 23, 2013

    In an unusual punishment, a former DSP and a constable of Punjab Police have been sentenced to 35 years each by the Supreme Court for abducting seven persons of a family in 1991 when terrorism was at its peak in the state. Though the court set aside the conviction of the...
  • Her soul will now rest in peace, says friend of the Delhi gangrape victim September 14, 2013

    The male friend of the Dec 16, 2012 gangrape victim, happy after a court awarded capital punishment to the four convicts in the case, said her soul would now rest in peace. "My friend's soul will now rest in peace," he told IANS. "This is a victory of the nation and I...
  • China wants harsh punishment for sexual assault on minors August 31, 2013

    A senior judge of China's Supreme People's Court has called for "severe" punishment for teachers and others who sexually assault minors. The court's vice president, Huang Ermei, made the appeal at a seminar and added that the victims should also be protected. Heavy penalties should be imposed on those who seriously hurt...
  • Arunachal Pradesh school hostel warden arrested for raping 14 girls August 28, 2013

    A shocking case of rape of 14 minor girls allegedly by the hostel warden of a private school in Likabai in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh has come to light after a few students reported the matter to police. The rape of the girls in the age group of 4...
  • SC stays death penalty of Maganlal Barela guilty of beheading 5 daughters August 8, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the execution of death sentence awarded to Maganlal Barela, who was scheduled to be hanged in the morning for beheading his five daughters in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh, till further orders. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that the stay on...
  • Reading newspaper as a punishment for jaywalkers in China July 29, 2013

    Traffic police in China's Shanghai city have introduced an innovative punishment for jaywalkers -- reading newspaper. Jaywalkers and drivers of non-motorised vehicles who break traffic regulations in Shanghai can opt to pay a fine or read newspaper coverage of traffic accidents in public, state-run China Daily reported on Sunday. The punishment has...
  • Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Plea to raise sentence declined May 21, 2013

    Bhopal: A local court in Bhopal Monday rejected an NGO's plea to raise the quantum of punishment given to the convicts in the Bhopal gas tragedy case. The petition to raise the quantum of punishment in the case was filed by the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sanghthan convenor Abdul...
  • WB: Teacher sent to judicial custody for allegedly banging a student's head against the wall May 18, 2013

    Alipore: A lady teacher who was arrested for allegedly banging a class III student's head against a wall as punishment leading to his death was on Saturday remanded to 14 days judicial custody. Alipore ACJM, SM Shahnawaz, remanded Champa Mondal of the Nirdheshkhali Shishu Shiksha Kendra in South 24 Parganas...
  • WB: Child rights panel seeks report on student's death May 18, 2013

    Kolkata: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has sought a report from West Bengal officials on the death of an eight-year-old student after he was allegedly assaulted by his teacher in class. The commission took up the matter after a report on CNN-IBN. The NCPCR has asked the...
  • WB: Student dies after teacher bangs his head against the wall May 17, 2013

    Kolkata: Alleged corporal punishment left an 8-year-old dead in South 24 Parganas in West Bengal. The student died after his head was allegedly banged against the wall by a teacher. The incident happened at the Nirdeshkhali school at Basanti in South 24 Parganas. The child was beaten up on May 15...
  • Death penalty: India among 21 countries to carry out executions in 2012 April 12, 2013

    Although the global trend towards abolition remained strong, 2012 saw a disappointing resumption of executions in some countries including India, the latest Amnesty International report on death penalty and capital sentencing around the world in 2012 has revealed. The total number of confirmed executions was 682, two more than in...