Sexual Offence

  • Karnataka CM seen sleeping in Assembly during debate on sexual offences 4 days ago

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday found himself in an embarrassing spot as video footage on TV channels showed him apparently dozing off during a debate on sexual offences against women in the Legislative Assembly. Siddaramaiah was seen in the video grab tilting his head in the front with eyes...
  • Teenage boy rapes 10-yr-old girl, booked July 1, 2014

    A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a teenaged youth in the city on Tuesday night, police said. The 17-year-old accused, who lives near the house of the victim, raped the girl after luring her to his house, police said, adding that the girl narrated the incident to her mother following...
  • Man sodomises 10-year-old boy, efforts on to nab the accused June 23, 2014

    A 10-year-old boy was sodomised by a youth in Jaipur, police said on Monday. The accused identified as Rajesh Zaidiya lured the boy to a hillock nearby and sodomised him there on Sunday, they said. Rajesh, aged around 25 years, is the neighbour of the victim and absconding after the incident, SHO...
  • Delhi: 2 youngsters acquitted of charges of raping minor cousin June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has acquitted two brothers of the charges of raping their minor cousin sister, saying the possibility of them being falsely implicated to settle a business rivalry between them and the girl's father cannot be ruled out. Additional Sessions Judge Vikash Dhull let off the two south...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC rejects anticipatory bail to 59-year-old rape accused May 27, 2014

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of a 59-year-old man, who allegedly raped a minor girl repeatedly and made her pregnant; observing that such act was an offence against society. Justice S Vaidynathan of Madurai bench of the HC, who dismissed the application of the...
  • Thane: 60-year-old man rapes minor, girl gets pregnant February 16, 2014

    Thane: A teenage girl was raped allegedly by a 60-year-old man following which she became pregnant, Thane rural police said on Sunday. The 13-year-old victim, hailing from Maharashtra's Sindhudurg district, used to stay with the family of the accused at Jogesh Park locality on Mira Road and do petty jobs...
  • Three youths gangrape, keep girl hostage for three days February 10, 2014

    A 16-year-old married girl was allegedly kept hostage and gangraped by three youths for three days in Alwar district in Jaipur, police said on Monday. An FIR was lodged by the victim and her maternal uncle on Sunday against the accused--Surendra Meena, Ashok Meena and Mausam Meena-- under IPC Section 363...
  • Appoint special prosecutors for sex crimes against children: Delhi HC to government November 27, 2013

    The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to appoint special public prosecutors in each district court within three months for matters of sexual offences committed against children. A division bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justice Manmohan also asked the Delhi government to file a status report...
  • Three get double life sentence for gangraping, killing minor August 3, 2013

    A special fast track court here in Indore on Saturday awarded double life-imprisonment to three persons for gang-raping and killing a minor girl. The sentence was awarded by special fast track court judge, Savita Dube after helding them guilty under section 302 (murder), 376 (rape) of the IPC and Protection of...
  • Brother of Delhi gangrape victim hails ordinance February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Centre's move to pass an ordinance, through which death penalty could be awarded in case of rape leading to death of victim, has received support from the brother of Delhi gangrape victim. He said on Saturday that public outrage nationally and internationally after the brutal incident...
  • Court acquits man of rape charge after he marries girl January 27, 2013

    New Delhi: A man facing trial for charges of raping a girl repeatedly on the pretext of marrying her has been let off by a Delhi court as she turned hostile and refused to pursue the case after the accused tied the knot with her. A special fast track court,...
  • Bureaucrats, policemen favour lowering juvenile age January 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Stricter punishment for gangrape, denial of bail for crime against women and lowering juvenile age limit to 16 are among the key recommendations made by top bureaucrats and police brass to the government. The conference of Chief Secretaries and Director Generals of Police held in New Delhi on...
  • Aamir Khan lauds child sexual abuse bill May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Superstar Aamir Khan, who highlighted the issue of child sexual abuse in the second episode of his show 'Satyamev Jayate', is happy that the Parliament has approved a bill to protect kids below 18 from such exploitation. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill, 2011, was earlier cleared...
  • Child protection act also guards dignity during trial May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday puts in place several children friendly measures to be followed during investigation and trial of cases pertaining to child sex abuse. In cases of heinous sexual offences against children, the new...
  • Parl passes bill to protect children from sexual abuse May 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Parliament on Tuesday approved a bill to protect children below 18 from sexual abuse, set up special courts for speedy trial of cases against them and provide stringent punishment extending up to life term for offenders. "The bill is gender neutral. It seeks to protect...
  • Centre's bill on sexual offences is regressive: Court May 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Centre's proposal for raising the age of consent for sex from 16 to 18 years would be "regressive" and "draconian" as it would remain a penal offence, a Delhi court has said. The court opined that keeping in view the change in social attitude and sensibilities, exceptions should...
  • Govt approves 18 years as age bar for legal sex April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday approved amendments in a Bill under which any sexual activity, even consensual, with a person below the age of 18 would be considered an offence. In the earlier version of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill, 2011, consensual sexual activity with children between...
  • New sexual offence bill to treat rape, abuse at par January 6, 2010

    New Delhi: Taking a lesson from the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case, the Government is working on a new law called sexual offences (special courts) law to provide quick justice to victims of sexual abuse. Government sources reveal that it plans to put both rape and sexual abuse at par,...