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Tag: Sexual Abuse

Crackdown On Child Sexual Abuse
CBI Raids In Odisha In Online Child Sex Abuse Cases

The Central Bureau of Investigation conducted multiple raids across Odisha in connection with online child sexual abuse cases. The CBI officials conducted raids at Bhadrak, Jajpur and Dhenkanal districts on Tuesday (November 16). As per reports, the CBI conducted searches on house of Manoranjan Das in Agarpada area of Bhadrak district.

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Odisha Cop Interrogated Over Sexual Abuse Charge
Odisha Cop Interrogated Over Sexual Abuse Charge

Jajpur: The police have launched an investigation into alleged sexual harassment of a woman by a senior officer in the district, an official said on Sunday. The woman, a resident…

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Sexual Abuse & Abortion Of Cuttack Minor Girl: Juvenile Held, Total Arrests In Case Rises To 5

Cuttack: Police on Saturday evening arrested a minor boy in connection with the sexual abuse and abortion of a college-going minor girl of Narasinghpur area in the district. Reports said, police have kept the minor boy at the office of the Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) and interrogating him in connection with the case. He will […]

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Odisha Tribal Boy Sexually Assaulted: British National Held On Paedophile Charges

Jharsuguda: A 68-year-old British national who runs a child shelter home in Jharsuguda district was arrested by police on charges of sexually abusing a tribal minor boy of his shelter home. According to reports, accused John Patrick Bridge was running the child shelter home – ‘Faith Outreach’ in Cox Colony area of Jharsuguda, to provide […]

Childhood Abuse Can Elevate Heart Disease Risk In Women

London: Women are more likely to have heart disease following a childhood that involved maltreatment including physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect, warn researchers. The findings, published in the journal Heart, also revealed that adults who experienced various forms of maltreatment in their childhood appear to have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Previous studies […]

Man Held For Repeatedly Raping 8-Year-Old Daughter In Madhya Pradesh

Neemuch (MP): A 35-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch district for allegedly raping his minor daughter repeatedly under the influence of alcohol, police said. The man is an alcoholic and his wife had left home three years ago, leaving behind their four children, including the 8-year-old victim, said City Superintendent of […]

24 Special Courts In Odisha To Deal With POCSO Cases

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday said it would establish 24 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) for disposal of cases of rape and other sexual offences against children in a time-bound manner. State Law Minister Pratap Jena said as per the Odisha Civil Courts Act 1984, the courts will work under an additional district judge. […]

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Setting up of special courts to deal with rape cases likely to begin on Oct 2: Govt

New Delhi: The process of setting up of over 1,000 fast-track special courts across the country to deal with pending cases of rape is likely to begin on October 2, the Law Ministry has said. The Department of Justice in the Law Ministry had proposed to set up 1,023 fast-track courts at a total budget […]

Amit Shah, Smriti Irani In Gom On Sexual Harassment At Workplace

New Delhi: The central government has reconstituted the Group of Ministers (GoM) on sexual harassment at workplace, with Union Ministers Amit Shah, Smriti Irani and Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ as new members. The decision was taken on July 18 by the government, a statement issued on Wednesday read. “The government has reconstituted the Group of Ministers […]

CWC Confirms Sexual Abuse Of Minor Girl By Kalahandi Shelter Home Chief

Kalahandi: The Bolangir Child Welfare Committee (CWC) on Sunday confirmed truth behind the allegations that Saroj Das, the head of Vision, an organization which manages ‘Prayas’ shelter home in Bhawanipatna, sexually abused a minor inmate of the shelter home meant for HIV kids. Bolangir CWC chairperson, Jageswar Mohanty informed that his team has received vital […]

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Andhra minor girl gang-raped by six for a week

Amaravati: In a shocking incident, a minor girl was gang-raped by six youth, including three minors, for a week in Andhra Pradesh’s Ongole town, police said on Sunday. The incident came to light after the 16-year-old victim managed to escape from the clutches of the accused. Prakasam’s Superintendent of Police Siddharth Kaushal told a news […]

Lady warden of Kujang sub-jail alleges sexual harassment by additional sub-jailor

Jagatsinghpur: A woman warden of Kujang sub-jail in Jagatsinghpur district has brought sexual harassment charges against the additional sub-jailor of the prison. As per the allegations, additional sub-jailor, Ashok Behera, has been behaving with the lady warden inappropriately for the past several days. The complainant further alleged that no action has been taken against Behera […]

CWC raids Good News Shelter Home in Choudwar; 42 children rescued

Choudwar: The district Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and Child Protection Officer recused 42 children after conducting raid on a shelter home, being run by Good News India in Choudwar on Friday. The raid was conducted following reports that the shelter home was allegedly operating illegally despite the centre being closed down at government level in […]

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School headmaster detained for 'sexually abusing' minor girls

Sundergarh: With no let up in cases of sexual harassment of minor girls in the State, a police complaint was lodged against the headmaster of a residential school on charges of sexually abusing girl students in Bargaon area of Sundergarh district today. As per reports, police detained the headmaster of the residential school operated by […]

Odisha govt slammed over safety of minor girls in residential schools, shelter homes

Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties questioned Odisha government’s earnestness in ensuring safety and security of minor girls at residential schools and shelter homes across the State amid rising instances of sexual abuse. BJP alleged that there are discrepancies in the data on sexual harassment against minor girls provided by the SC and ST Development Minister Ramesh Majhi […]

Bullying, sexual abuse may trigger binge eating, smoking

Sydney: People who have suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to those living with chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, depression or severe anxiety, a new study has found. The findings, led by University of Adelaide researchers, found that the victims of bullying and sexual abuse were three times […]

SC entrusts all Bihar shelter home probes to CBI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday handed over the investigation into all the 17 cases of sexual abuse and exploitation of children at shelter homes in Bihar to the CBI. Handing over the investigation, the court said: “If the state government had done its job properly, the cases may not have gone to the […]

Over 300 arrested during anti-Kavanaugh protests in US

Washington: The US Capitol Police arrested 302 people for protesting in the Senate office buildings against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh, who is accused of alleged sexual abuse. In a statement, the police said that 293 people were arrested on Thursday for “unlawfully demonstrating” in the buildings and another nine for […]

Radhika Apte hopes for safer work culture

New Delhi: Actress Radhika Apte says there is a need to create a culture without sexual abuse of anybody. “I think we need to create culture without sexual abuse for anybody then we will have a work culture,” Radhika told IANS over an email. As an actor, she has to deal with hectic schedules and […]

Sexual abuse accused Bishop to join investigation

Chandigarh: Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been named in a sexual abuse case by a senior nun, is likely to join an ongoing investigation into the matter with the Kerala Police soon and will hand over charge of his Diocese to his second-in-command during his absence. “It is reported that I am likely to be […]

Tuition teacher arrested for sexually abusing five minor girls

Deogarh: Police today arrested a tuition teacher from Kundeigola of the district for sexually abusing at least five minor girls of the area on pretext of imparting ‘special classes’. As per reports, the accused Rabindra Sahu used to impart private tuitions for students of the village at his residence. He would take the girls to […]

Paree Pain Katha Tiye: Odisha CM Naveen flags off 'Paree Express'

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged off specially-designed vehicles named ‘Paree Express’ as part of a 15-day awareness campaign ‘Paree Pain Katha Tiye’ against child sexual abuse. The 15 specially-designed vehicles will roll across the State and spread awareness on rising incidents of sexual assaults against minor girls and women. The logo and theme […]

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Hall of Shame For Odisha: 2 More Minor Rape Cases Send Shock Waves

Nabarangpur: A student of class eight was allegedly abducted and raped by two youths when she was on her way to answer nature’s call at the Sanmari village, on Wednesday. As per the complaint filed by the survivor at the Nabarangpur Town Police Station here, two youth intercepted her and forcefully carried her away to […]

Indian on trial for molesting child in Dubai

Dubai: A 46-year-old Indian worker has gone on trial here after he allegedly molested a 5-year-old girl, the media reported on Thursday. According to the public prosecution records, the unidentified Indian man molested the Iranian girl while she was playing outside her house in Dubai’s Al Barsha, the Khaleej Times reported. The girl’s father told […]

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Minor girl gang raped in Kandhamal, 4 including juvenile held

Phulbani: With sharp rise in minor girl rape cases continuing to generate public outcry in Odisha, another incident of sexual assault of a minor girl was reported from Kandhamal district today. Four persons including a juvenile have been arrested in connection with the case. According to reports, on May 12, a minor girl was allegedly […]

Minor girl raped in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: There is no let up to cases of sexual abuse and rape against minor girls in Odisha with one more incident being reported from Nayagarh district today. Sources said one Kathia Nayak of Taria village under Ranpur police limits allegedly raped the minor girl while she had gone to attend nature’s call to a […]

Tamil Nadu Governor Courts Controversy After Patting Woman Journalist On Cheek

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit courted a controversy on Tuesday during a press conference after patting the cheek of a woman journalist in Raj Bhavan. The incident took place towards the end of the press conference during which the 78-year-old Governor dismissed the allegation that he was being probed for sexual misconduct by the Union […]

Minor girl alleges sexual harassment by uncle

Deogarh: In a fresh incident of violation of child rights, a minor girl has alleged sexual harassment by the owner of a Dhaba she was working in at Khadinali village under Barkote police station of Deogarh district.   What is more shocking is that the girl happens to be the niece of the accused.    As per the […]

Police ASI arrested for molesting minor girl

Cuttack: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) with Commissionerate Police has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 11-year-old minor girl at Chandraseipur village under Salepur police limits. The accused identified as Krushna Chandra Jena, who is posted as ASI at Badambadi police station in Cuttack was arrested on Tuesday. Jena was arrested basing on a complaint lodged […]

7-yr jail term for man for sexually abusing minor girl

Balasore: A local court here sentenced a 26-year-old man to seven years in prison for sexually assaulting a minor girl in late 2016. According to the prosecution, Ashok Kumar Das (26) of Renupada village under Basta police station lured a minor girl of the same village to a secluded place and sexually assaulted her. The […]

Jeetendra faces sexual harassment charges from cousin

Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood actor Jeetendra was on Wednesday accused of sexually harassing his cousin, who has come forward to file a police complaint 47 years after the alleged incident. Jeetendra has dubbed the charges as “baseless”, and a “miserable effort by a jealous competitor to disrupt his business activities”. Jeetendra, whose real name is Ravi […]

Twitter plans new rules to curb violence, abuse

San Francisco: After Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced plans to act more aggressively on violence and sexual abuse, the micro-blogging website has now detailed new rules it will implement soon. In an internal email which was obtained by Wired.com, Twitter’s head of safety policy has emailed members of its Trust and Safety Council on new […]

UN chief calls for tackling sexual exploitation, abuse

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for global solidarity to fight sexual exploitation and abuse. Speaking at the High Level Meeting on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Guterres on Monday stressed that sexual exploitation and abuse is a global menace from which no country, institution, or family was immune, reports Xinhua […]

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SC seeks Centre, states response on plea over safety of students in schools

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Central and state governments on a plea seeking framing of non-negotiable child safety conditions and implementation of guidelines to protect school children from sexual abuse and murder. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud sought […]

Satyarthi's march against child abuse flagged off from Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Monday launched an 11,000-km march from here to New Delhi against child trafficking and sexual abuse and urged the youth to participate to ensure the safety and security of children The Bharat Yatra, launched from the Vivekananda Rock Memorial here, is slated to conclude on October 16 in New Delhi. […]

Primary School Headmaster suspended for sexually harassing students for months

Keonjhar: The incident that puts to shame the noble profession of teaching and triggers anger and pain in equal parts, the Headmaster of Govindpur Primary School in Keonjhar district was found sexually harassing and abusing minor boys and girls in hostel for months. The incident came to light after some girls of the school wrote […]

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Odisha Secretariat employee accused of sexual harassment

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, an employee of the Odisha Secretariat has been accused of sexually harassing a woman of Badampahar block in Mayurbhanj district on the pretext of marriage. As per the complaint filed by the woman, the accused had allegedly established physical relation with her on the pretext of marriage. He had also […]

Government issues directives to curb online child sexual abuse material

New Delhi: In a bid to curb online child sexual abuse material, the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Tuesday asked all internet service providers (ISPs) to prevent the distribution and transmission of such content into India by adopting and implementing Internet Watch Foundation Resources on or before July 31. The ministry instructed […]

Youth sentenced to 10 yrs RI for sexually abusing minor girl

Balasore: A youth was sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for ten years by a court here for kidnapping and sexually abusing a minor girl in Odisha’s Balasore district three years ago. Additional District Judge of Balasore Ajanta Sadangi while convicting Jayanta Mallick of Biruan village under Remuna police station limits and pronounced the jail term yesterday, […]

Another Ashram girl turns mother, HM out

Case after case of minor tribal girls staying in Ashram schools falling victim to sexual abuse and becoming mothers are coming to the fore in the district. Even as people are yet to recover from the Umuri case, another case of a Class-VIII girl of Kandulabeda Sebashram School giving birth to a baby has sent ripples across the State