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                                                                                                                                                                                                   Date : July 24, 2018      

 

Police launch intervention campaign on child sex abuse

Ramanathapuram Close on the heels of introducing ‘Anti-Romeo’ squads to check eve-teasing cases, the district police have launched a special intervention campaign to create awareness among school students of sexual abuse and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Women Inspectors of Police attached to the all women police stations and other stations were involved in the campaign to educate the students, especially the girls, on the types and symptoms of child sex abuse and the provisions of POSCO Act to deal with the offenders.

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Human trafficking to be brought under MPDA Act Maharashtra

NAGPUR Now, those involved in human trafficking would be brought under the Maharashtra prevention of Dangerous Activities (MPDA) Act, 1981. An amendment in this regard would be tabled shortly. This was informed by minister of state for home (urban) Ranjit Patil while replying to a starred query by Husnabanu Khalife, Sharad Ranpise, Sanjay Dutt, Ashok Jagtap and others. The members expressed concern over rising cases of missing girls in Mumbai and other parts of the state. Citing an RTI reply, they informed that cases of missing girls have jumped by as many as 15 times in last five years. They sought to know reasons for failure of police and other agencies to curb this crime, despite the fact that CCTV cameras were installed in the city.

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HC seeks ATR on child labour

PATNA The Patna high court on Thursday asked the labour resources department to file an action taken report within four weeks, detailing the steps it has initiated to rehabilitate those engaged in child labour and begging in the state capital. A Patna high court bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Rajeev Ranjan Prasad passed the order after going through the counter affidavit filed by assistant labour commissioner in this regard. The court was unhappy with the government’s reply, which only dealt with various provisions in the law to curb child labour and begging.

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Child trafficking 108 children rescued from Kerala-bound train in Jharkhand

DHANBAD In two coordinated raids in Jharkhand, 87 boys were rescued from Bokaro railway station and 21 children from Ranchi station, officials said. This comes less than ten days after 26 girls were recovered from a Mumbai-bound train. A senior police official said that in Bokaro, the boys were made to disembark a Kerala-bound train around noon. Another group of children, who were travelling in a separate coach in the train, were rescued from Ranchi railway station around 3.30 pm, he added.

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Five arrested on charge of molestation

The police have detained five persons and two juveniles on charges of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl. The victim was allegedly molested at Vazhuthavur in Villupuram district by the accused. According to the police, the victim got acquainted with Vicky during her frequent trips to Villupuram to meet her grandparents. Last week, the accused took her to an isolated place at Vazhuthavur and molested her ....

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Four jailed for sexual assault on woman

The Mahila Court here sentenced four persons to imprisonment ranging from eight to 17 years for sexually abusing a woman. According to the prosecution, Anandayi (35) was taking care of farm activities after the death of her husband Perumal in Sinnanayakkanpalayam village in Vazhappadi police station limits. Govindan (52), elder brother of Perumal, Kanagaraj (28), son of Govindan, and villagers Rajarathinam (56) and Jayaraman (40) sexually abused Anandayi regularly, without the knowledge of each other. They had also threatened her not to disclose this to others.

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Extensive support for TNIE marathon to end child labour

COIMBATORE The marathon organised by The New Indian Express against child labour on Sunday, saw people from every walks of life participating. The event was flagged off by former Indian cricketer V V S Laxman and Municipal Administration Minister S P Velumani. The dignitaries present on the occasion included District Collector T N Hariharan, Coimbatore Corporation Commissioner K Vijayakarthikeyan, Deputy Commissioner P Gandhimathi and Coimbatore South MLA K Arjunan. There were four events - 10 km, 5 km, 3 km and 1 km, which began from the from the Police Recruitment School (PRS) grounds here. Among the 5,000 participants was 90-year-old A Devaraj, president and director of Bharathi Institute of Rural and Tribal Development. And Devaraj was not the only elder to participate.

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Two girls sexually abused two arrested

The Shastri Nagar police on Monday arrested a 40-year-old man for sexually abusing a seven-year-old girl who was playing near her house. According to the police, the victim, a third standard student was cycling in front of her house on Sunday afternoon. Ravindran of Ellaiamman Koil Street, who came on the way took her to a nearby lane and sexually assaulted her. Some of the passersby heard her cries and rescued her from him. Ravindran was caught red-handed by the public and roughed up before being handed over to the police. The mother of victim lodged a complaint with the police.

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