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.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Singhadwara Police had arrested a servitor of Srimandir yesterday (December 9) on charges of molesting a minor girl on the premises of the 12th-century shrine.
The Headmaster of Ashram School in Boring village under Mayurbhanj’s Thakurmunda Police limits was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly harassing sexually a cook-cum-attendant at the school.
The accused include her father, Samajwadi Party (SP) district president Tilak Yadav, SP city president Rajesh Jain Jojhiya, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) district president Deepak Ahirwar and others.
In a horrific incident, a youth was allegedly abused and sexually assaulted by three drunk men at Ramachandrapur village in Bolangir district on Wednesday. Such was the brutality that the perpetrators inserted a steel glass into youth’s rectum.
Sambalpur: A 40-year-old woman has been allegedly gang-raped by two persons in a forest in Kuchinda area of Sambalpur when she was returning home alone from a relative’s place. The incident, which took place at around 10 AM on Monday, came to light a day later when her family members rushed her to hospital following […]
Berhampur: A doctor in Odisha landed in soup after a woman with whom he had developed a relationship on social media levelled cheating and sexual assault charges against him. The woman from Chhatrapur area in Ganjam district alleged that the doctor identified as Tapan Kumar Satpathy maintained physical relationship & exploited her by making fake […]
#MeToo Movement started by actress Tanushree Dutta has seen its ups and downs. The movement started when the “Ashiq Banaya Aapne” actress accused senior actor Nana Patekar of touching her inappropriately during the shooting of a song for “Horn Okk Pleassss.” And this triggered many more such accusations and revelations. Prominent film personalities like director […]
Uttar Pradesh: In a shocking incident, a 23-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping his own mother. The man was said to be in an inebriated state at the time of the incident which took place in the Asawar village of Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district town on March 3. The family, fearing social stigma, could […]
Nagpur: In a shocking incident, a 19-year-old woman was brutally raped here by her workplace supervisor who later shoved an iron rod into her private parts, police said here on Tuesday. The incident in the Pardi area here occurred on January 21 and accused Yogila Rahangdale, 52, was tracked down to adjoining Gondiya district from […]
Rayagada: Kalyansinghpur police in the district on Sunday detained three minor boys for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl. The boys, all below 15 year, reportedly kidnapped the minor girl by gagging her mouth and took her to a paddy field where they raped her in turn on the night of January 1. The girl was […]
Bhadrak: In yet another instance of crime against girls in Odisha, a Class 3 student was allegedly raped inside a school under Dhusuri police limits in Bhadrak district on Tuesday. A youth, identified as Sashikant Mallick, allegedly entered the campus of the school and raped the minor girl in a toilet of the school after […]
Mau: Six youths were booked in connection with an alleged gang rape of a Class 10 student, officials said on Sunday. According to Mau SP Anurag Arya, the prime accused, along with two others, have been detained for questioning, while efforts are on to nab the rest of the youths. Arya said, “The incident took […]
Amaravati: Sexual offences against women and children continued unabated despite Andhra Pradesh passing stringent laws to provide for harshest punishment to the guilty in such cases. A day after the state Assembly passed two Bills to ensure death penalty for rapists and life imprisonment for those found guilty of sexual assault on children, three incidents […]
Fatehpur: In another heinous incident of rape, an 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped and set ablaze by a man in Fatehpur district on Saturday. The girl was rushed to a nearby hospital by the police where after receiving primary treatment she was referred to the Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital in Kanpur. The victim’s father alleged […]
New York: The MeToo movement that took the world by storm has led to a 14 per cent rise in reporting of sexual crimes during its first three months across the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. The MeToo movement started on October 15, 2017 after sexual misconduct allegations against former Hollywood producer […]
Keonjhar: In a shocking incident, a 50-year-old woman was abducted from her house and allegedly gang raped by two persons under Ghatagaon Police limits in tribal-dominated Keonjhar district. Though the incident occurred on Wednesday, it came to light after the survivor lodged a police complaint in connection with the incident yesterday. According to reports, the […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha has registered 1,865 rape cases including sexual assault on 956 minor girls, 7,706 molestation incidents and 337 dowry death cases during the first nine months of 2019, the assembly was informed on Monday. The state government, however, said the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data putting Odisha at the top of molestation and […]
Kendrapara: A minor girl in Kendrapara district was allegedly raped by two men while she had gone outside to attend to nature’s call, police said on Wednesday. The accused have been arrested, they said. “The duo have confessed to the crime. They gangraped her while the 14-year-old girl had gone to a field to answer […]
Bhubaneswar: Children are innocent and at the same time vulnerable. Though Odisha government had issued guidelines in 2014 for creating safe environment in educational institutions, such instructions are yet to be implemented even in 6 years. What makes such an omission criminal is the fact that there has been a significant rise in atrocities against […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no end to the exploitation of minor girls studying in residential schools in the state’s tribal-dominated areas. If reports in a section of the local media are to be believed a class IX student has been found pregnant in Dasmantpur block of Koraput district after being allegedly […]
Patna: Six people were detained on Tuesday in connection with a shocking case in which a minor girl was gangraped and later tonsured and paraded through her village as punishment by the panchayat in Gaya district of Bihar, police said. According to the police, the girl was kidnapped in a vehicle by a group of […]
Baripada: There seems to be no let up in the cases of atrocities against girls and women in Odisha. Adding to the list of heinous crimes, a divyang girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Udala area of Mayurbhanj district. Though the incident occurred on July 31, the matter came to light after the […]
Sundergarh: Tangarpali Police on Saturday nabbed two minor boys on the charges of gang raping a minor girl on July 31. According to reports, the survivor had gone to the local market for shopping when three boys in an SUV asked her to accompany them for a ride. Later, the trio took the girl to […]
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 […]