Minor Girl With Special Needs Found Pregnant, Case Registered
In Palghar, a 15-year-old minor girl with special needs was found pregnant in Maharashtra region. As per sources, the girl with intellectual disabilities, was allegedly raped and assaulted, following which a case has been registered and an investigation started. Police have registered a case under Indian Penal Code section 376 (rape) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against an unidentified person
Tags: Maharashtra(95), Rape Case, Palghar, Minor Child, Sexual assault allegations
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Rakhi Sawant's Husband Adil Khan Sent To Judicial Custody
Rakhi Sawant's husband Adil Khan Durrani has been sent to judicial custody by a Mumbai Court. The Oshiwara Police filed a case against Durrani based on an FIR registered by the Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant. As per sources, Sawant accused Khan of dowry, harassment, performing unnatural sex, financial fraud and torture. The police further said, they have evidence against Adil and started an investigation into the matter.
Tags: adil khan durrani, Rakhi Sawant, Bollywood Gossip, Judicial Custody, Sexual assault allegations
Courtesy: The Times of India
James Franco Resumes Acting 4 Years After Being Accused Of Sexual Assault
James Franco, who stopped acting four years ago after a string of sexual misconduct claims, has returned. Franco will portray one of the main characters in Bille August's post-World War II coming-of-age drama Me, You. Franco will appear beside Tom Hollander, with the shooting commencing from September in Ischia. Five women had accused Franco of sexually exploitative behavior in January 2018, four of them were students at his acting school… read-more
Tags: James Franco, Tom Hollander, Sexual assault allegations, Movie, Ischia
Malayalam Actor Vijay Babu Denies Sexual Allegations, To File Defamation Suit
Malayalam actor-producer Vijay Babu will reportedly file a defamation case against the woman who made sexual allegations against him. In a Facebook live on April 27, Babu said that he is a victim who did not do anything wrong. He also said that the woman has made multiple allegations against him since 2018, and he would share all the 400 screenshots of the chat in front of the court.
Tags: Kerala, Vijay Babu, Sexual assault allegations, Malayalam Actor, Facebook Live
12 Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Rape Survivor In Kasturba Nagar: Delhi
Delhi police arrested eight women and four men from Kasturba Nagar area, on February 1. As per police, a mother of 3-year-old was beaten and paraded with blackened face. She was also sexually assaulted on January 26. Notably, in November 2021, a 16-year-old committed suicide after being rejected by the victim, also his neighbour. The family of the teen blamed the victim and assaulted her as "revenge attack".
Tags: Delhi Police, Rape Survivor, Delhi, Sexual assault allegations, Attack
Crime Against Women Drops In 2020: NCRB Data
The National Crime Records Bureau on December 15 released the data about criminal cases against women. The data revealed that in 2020, crime against women, including sexual harassment and rape, declined to 3,71,503 from 2019's 4,05,326 cases. Of the total, the nation reported 28,046 rape cases in 2020 and 32,032 cases in 2019. In addition, the highest cases of rapes were reported in Rajasthan (5,310) and Uttar Pradesh (2,769).
Tags: Women, IPC, Criminal Cases, Sexual assault allegations, NCRB
Courtesy: One India
SC Says, 'Skin-To-Skin' Contact Not Needed For Sexual Assault
The Supreme court on November 18, set aside Bombay High Court's order that required a person to have “skin-to-skin contact” to be considered sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. Furthermore, the apex court said, the most important thing in convicting sexual offenders under POCSO is "sexual intent". The order came after a case when a child was groped with her clothes on, reports.
Tags: Sexual assault allegations, sexual abuse, child abuse, Supreme Court of India, Bombay High Court
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Tejpal Case: HC Asks Goa Court To Edit References On Victims Identity
The Goa Sessions Court which recently passed verdict on Journalist Tarun Tejpal rape case is now directed by the Bombay High Court to edit the references in the same judgement. Examining the observations of the victim as 'astonishing,' the Solicitor General regarded the judgement as a "criminal offence" citing that it revealed the identity of the victim. The sessions court exclaimed the victim's behaviour as non-normative.
Tags: Tarun Tejpal Case, Sexual Assault, Sexual assault allegations, Goa Session Court
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
Shimla ASP Charged For Sexually Abusing Woman Head Constable
Shimla Additional Superintendent of Police, Praveer Kumar Thakur has been suspended from his post for allegedly sexually abusing a woman head constable and passing sexist remarks to female co-workers. Reportedly, the female constable filed a complaint on Praveer for molesting her at his residence after calling her to teach driving lessons for his wife. Meanwhile, transferring the case to CID, the Himachal Police has moved Praveer to police… read-more
Tags: Shimla, ASP, Police, Sexual assault allegations
Courtesy: India Today
Goa's Mapusa Court Will Pass Verdict In Tarun Tejpal Case On May 12
Goa's Mapusa court on April 27 deferred the judgment in an alleged rape case against Tarun Tejpal, the Editor-In-Chief of Tehelka, on May 12. Accused of sexually assaulting a junior at a Goa hotel in November 2013, Tejpal was on bail since July 2014. While Mapusa court in 2017 framed Tejpal for the assault, his revision plea challenging the session court order was rejected by HC in December 2017
Tags: Sexual assault allegations, tarun tejpal, tehelka, rape charges
Courtesy: Times Of India