The Allahabad High Court has stated that a woman cannot be forced to give birth to the child of a man who has sexually assaulted her.
The accused persons allegedly forced her into the prostitution and earned money in exchange of that," police said, adding that they too intimidated the minor if she discloses this to anyone else.
The sexual abuse had been going on for almost two months and the matter came to light only after the parents of the child found changes in the child’s behaviour.
Basant Soren, the brother of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has given an awkward statement over his absence from the state during the recent political crisis.
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in its 2021 annual report, released yesterday, statistically charted the desert state with as many as 6,337 rape cases, 1,027 cases more than the preceding year, 2020, and 340 more than in 2019.
In the States and the union territories, the pendency of such cases till 31 January, 2022 runs to 2,26,728. The cases awaiting verdict in Odisha constitute 5.43% of total cases pending across the country.
The high court said since the man groped the child without removing her clothes, the offence cannot be termed as sexual assault, and rather constitutes the offence of outraging a woman's modesty.
The accused sexual offender Shiv Sankar Baba is lodged in Chennai's Puzhal Central Prison since last month after three cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act were filed against him.
POSCO had initiated a mega steel plant project and dedicated port in 2005 and shelved it after failing to make much headway due to stiff people’s resistance against displacement.