Tag: POCSO Act

Maneka for death penalty in child rape cases

New Delhi: Following a public outrage over the gang rape of a minor girl in Jammu and Kashmirs Kathua, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday declared that her ministry intends to amend the POCSO Act, making provision for death penalty in child rape cases. “I have been deeply, deeply disturbed[Read More…]

Class 8 student gang raped at gunpoint in Jharkhand

Absconding Meghalaya MLA arrested on rape charges

Julius Dorphang, an independent MLA from Meghalaya, has been arrested from Guwahati on charges of raping a minor in the state. The MLA was absconding after an FIR was filed against him. Dorphang is a former leader of banned militant group HNCL. He is the sitting MLA of Mawhati constituency.[Read More…]

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