Pocso(Search results - 54)
Top StoriesFeb 10, 2021, 5:21 PM IST
SC issues notice on NCW plea challenging Bombay HC's 'skin to skin' judgment under POCSO Act
In its plea filed in the apex court, the NCW has said that if such a perverse interpretation of physical contact is allowed, it will adversely impact the basic rights of women.
Top StoriesJan 27, 2021, 2:09 PM IST
Supreme Court stays Bombay HC order on 'skin-to-skin' contact must for sexual assault under POCSO
The Supreme Court has stayed the controversial judgment of the Bombay High Court which had held that pressing the breast of a 12-year old child without removing her top will not fall within the definition of 'sexual assault' under Section 7 the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act
Top StoriesJan 25, 2021, 1:42 PM IST
Not considered sexual assault if there’s no skin to skin contact: Bombay HC
While section 354 entails a minimum sentence of imprisonment for one year, sexual assault under the POCSO Act entails a minimum imprisonment of three years.
CrimeSep 22, 2020, 7:32 PM IST
Tamil Nadu: Construction worker held for sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl
A 24-year old construction worker was on Tuesday arrested under POCSO Act for sexually assaulting a four-year old girl
CrimeSep 15, 2020, 10:49 AM IST
POCSO accused outsmarts police, flees while cops stop to fill petrol
A criminal arrested in connection with sexual abuse of a child managed to escape from the clutches of police as cops stopped at a fuel station to fill petrol. Higher officials say action will be initiated against concerned cops for negligence.
IndiaAug 29, 2020, 2:09 PM IST
Woman arrested for bashing up, burning grandson with wax for throwing tantrums
Unaware of the POCSO Act and trapped by the traditional mindset of silencing children for mischievous acts, a woman beat up her grandson aged 2 and burnt his hands and back with candle wax.
The naughty child had been stung by a bee while he was at tree bushes near his house. Despite warnings, he was adamant to go out. The child's mother was nursing her new-born and had left her son in her mother's care. Frustrated by his tantrums she physically assaulted him.
The child was admitted to hospital. The video of the act went viral, following which police registered a case.
IndiaAug 19, 2020, 5:31 PM IST
Painting on semi-nude body video: Activist Rehana Fathima granted bail
Ernakulam POCSO court granted bail to activist Rehana Fathima. Kerala Police had booked her after a video of her two children drawing on her half-naked body started circulating on social media.
CrimeJul 11, 2020, 11:35 AM IST
Swami arrested from ashram in Uttar Pradesh for abusing minors; 10 boys rescued
Based on a complaint from Child Helpline, Muzaffarnagar Police on Thursday raided Godiya Math ashram and arrested owner Swami Bhakti Bhushan Maharaj. Minor boys from Mizoram, Tripura and Assam were rescued. A case under IPC Section 377 and POCSO Act has been registered.
IndiaJun 5, 2020, 6:17 PM IST
Kerala woman ‘gang-raped’ in Thiruvananthapuram: Husband, four others arrested
Police said they will file another case against the arrested under the POCSO Act for abusing the woman in front of her son.
CrimeDec 26, 2019, 1:00 PM IST
Man booked under POCSO act for sexually assaulting 2-year-old in Bengaluru
Yelahanka Police arrested accused Mallappa and handed him over to judicial custody for sexually assaulting a two-and-a-half-year-old in Bengaluru’s Allasandra
IndiaDec 20, 2019, 2:44 PM IST
Unnao rape case: Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar gets life imprisonment
Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar was convicted under POCSO Act for raping a minor in 2017. The Delhi court pronounced a Rs 25 lakh fine, Rs 10 lakh compensation to the victim and a life term in prison.
IndiaNov 27, 2019, 12:07 PM IST
Bengaluru: Notorious robber wanted in 16 cases stabs police, gets shot
The Bengaluru Police had the task of nabbing notorious robber Darshan, who has 16 robbery cases filed against him along with a POCSO case. He is known for stabbing his victim after mugging. He was shot at after he attacked a police constable. With his arrest, the North Division Police now breathes a sigh of relief.
Jun 10, 2018, 4:54 PM IST
45-year-old woman arrested under POCSO for allegedly raping a 15-year-old boy
A 45-year-old woman has been arrested on charges of allegedly raping a 15-year-old boy at Vambey Colony in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. It is said that the woman sexually harassed the boy for over a month.
May 14, 2018, 4:48 PM IST
Kerala Shocker: Mother of the abused child booked
In the shocking Edappal theatre molestation case, the accused have confessed and a case under the POCSO Act and Section 354 of IPC has been registered