The body of a judge of special POCSO court in Cuttack was recovered from his official residence at CDA sector-9 in Cuttack on Friday.
Saying "I love you" once to a girl is not an intentional insult to her modesty, at most it amounts to expressing a feeling of love, a special court here observed while acquitting a 23-year-old man booked under the POCSO Act.
Deciding the case today, the court found that the evidence against the accused was insufficient and therefore, acquitted the duo.
The Special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) court judge charged the accused guilty of committing the crime in Soro area of Balasore district and awarded the sentence.
A special POCSO court in Mayurbhanj district on Tuesday awarded a 62-year-old man to 10 years rigourous imprisonment after convicting him of sexually assaulting a two-and-a-half year old girl in 2014.
The total cases pending for trial in the special POCSO courts in 2017 were 1,808, the same had grown to 4,798 in the year 2020. Odisha is eighth highest in pendency
Kandhamal: A minor girl, who was allegedly abducted and raped by a youth in 2017, has sought legal support to stall marriage of the accused alleging how he can marry someone else after destroying her life and while the matter is sub judice. Earlier in June last year, the minor girl of Khajuripada village in […]
Balsore: The POCSO court in Balasore on Thursday sentenced a man to life imprisonment for raping and murdering a minor girl near Nemba Nai under Sadar police limits in the district in 2014. Sources said the minor girl, a resident of Lathikata of Sundergarh district was abducted by the accused Pradeep Acharya of Chaulachhada area […]
Angul: A court on Friday awarded death penalty to a 22-year-old youth for raping and killing a minor girl in Angul on January 20, 2019. The convict has been identified as Srinibash Dehury alias Anam, a resident of Kangula village in Angul. The judge of POCSO court, Surendra Chandra Pradhan pronounced the verdict and sentenced […]
Bhubaneswar: The man, who was caught on CCTV molesting a minor girl on a street in Bhubaneswar last week, was sent to jail on a 14-day judicial custody by the Special POCSO court today. As per reports, Commissionerate Police carried spot identification during when the accused informed the police on how he executed the crime. […]
Jagatsinghpur: The ADJ court awarded death penalty to one Laba Manna alias Kalia on Tuesday in connection with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in Ersama area in Jagatsinghpur district in 2018. As per reports, Kalia had allegedly raped the minor girl after kidnapping her on March 20, 2018. Later, he tried to […]
Nuapada: A special POCSO court in Nuapada district has sentenced a man to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment on charges of raping a minor girl in 2018. Besides, the convict has also been slapped a fine of Rs 15000. In case of default or non-payment, he will have to serve an additional jail term, sources […]
Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Wednesday set aside the conviction and death penalty pronounced by a POCSO (protection of children from sexual offences) court to a man in connection with rape and murder of a minor girl that had taken place in Angul district in 2019. The High Court has also directed the trial […]
Nayagarh: The prime accused in the sensational rape and murder of a five-year-old Nayagarh girl reiterated on Sunday that he has been falsely implicated in the case and he doesn’t have any role in the ghastly incident. “I have been trapped in the case. The SIT officials have tortured me in the prison. I have […]
Nayagarh: In a sensational twist to the Nayagarh minor girl abduction and murder case, the POCSO court hearing the case on Tuesday termed that the prime accused who has been arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT), is a minor. The court pronounced this based on evidence provided by the accused’s counsel. As per reports, […]