Child Welfare Committee: News

19 Jan 2024


Indore: 21 orphans tortured, branded with hot iron, says report

At least 21 children — between the ages of four and 14 — have alleged abuse and torture by the staff in an Indore orphanage.

27 Nov 2023


Indore: Class-4 student stabbed 108 times by classmates using compass

In a disturbing incident, a Class-4 student was attacked 108 times with a geometry compass by three classmates over a dispute at a private school in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on Friday, PTI reported.

14 Mar 2023

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC allows minor's abortion in absence of father's consent 

The Delhi High Court on Monday allowed a 16-year-old girl, an alleged victim of sexual assault, to undergo termination of a nearly 24-week pregnancy, reported PTI.

10 Mar 2023

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: School staff booked for teaching Bible to students

The principal of a school in Madhya Pradesh's Mandla was booked on Thursday for allegedly teaching students the Bible and taking them to church, the police said, reported PTI.

15 Nov 2021


16-year-old raped by 400 people, including cop, in Maharashtra

A 16-year-old married girl was allegedly raped by some 400 people over the past six months in Beed district of Maharashtra, reports said.

14 Jun 2021


Two girls missing following sexual assault complaints against shelter home

Two minor girls went missing after children from a shelter home in East Singhbhum district in Jharkhand were shifted to another place late Friday evening by the administration after allegations of sexual assaults at the previous shelter home, surfaced.

03 May 2021

Juvenile Justice Act

Share information on orphaned children: NCPCR to states

The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) wrote to states and union territories on Monday, urging them to inform child protection authorities about children who have lost both parents due to COVID-19.

19 Jan 2021


Rajasthan: 13-year-old sold twice for marriage; five arrested

A 13-year-old girl from Bihar was allegedly "sold" twice for marriage within 17 days, following which police has arrested five people on charges of human trafficking, including her mother.

23 Feb 2020


Raped in Odisha, minor gives birth in Bengaluru

In a shocking incident, a 16-year-old girl, who was gang-raped in Odisha in January 2019 gave birth while mopping the floor of an apartment in Bengaluru in November.

17 Aug 2019


Cousins, who wanted to marry one another, thrashed in Andhra

A disturbing incident has been reported from Andhra Pradesh. A minor Dalit girl and her 20-year-old cousin, named Sai Kiran, were allegedly thrashed by a village elder as they wanted to marry each other.

21 Jun 2019


Dehradun shocker: 11-year-old rapes 3-year-old girl. Is humanity dead?

In a discomforting incident which shows something is seriously wrong with humanity, a three-year-old was raped in Dehradun.

03 Jun 2019


Kerala: Madrassa teacher sexually abused minor boys for 'revenge'

We need to protect our children in a better way. This was proved once again after a 63-year-old madrassa teacher was arrested for sexually abusing minors.

03 Jun 2019


Jalandhar: Man, accused of raping 11-year-old, beaten to death

In a distressing turn of events, a 39-year-old man was beaten to death in Jalandhar on Sunday afternoon. The man allegedly raped an 11-year-old girl after which the locals lost their cool.

03 Mar 2019

Delhi High Court

Delhi-HC asks couple to plant 100 trees over child labor

The Delhi High Court has agreed to quash an FIR against a couple, who had employed a minor for household work, and directed them to plant 100 trees and pay Rs. 1.5 lakh to the victim.

31 Jan 2019


Minor girls burnt, fed human waste over affair with boys

In Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, two minors girls, who are cousins, were tortured by their own family for dating two boys who studied in their school.

30 Dec 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi: Nepal Embassy, NGOs' help sought to find shelter-home inmates

Delhi Police has sought the assistance of the Nepal Embassy and the NGOs of Nepalese origin for investigation in the case of the disappearance of eight women and a minor from a Shahdara shelter home earlier this month.

17 Dec 2018


Telangana's face-recognition technology helps unite missing Assam girl with family

A facial recognition tool developed by the Telangana police has helped in reuniting a missing Assam girl with her family, officials said today.

05 Dec 2018


Four shelter homes shut in Odisha, had no registration

Four shelter homes in Odisha have been shut down after an inquiry found that they were running without registration.

03 Dec 2018


Odisha: Shelter home sealed over sexual abuse allegations, two arrested

An NGO-run shelter home has been sealed in Odisha's Dhenkanal district and two people, including its managing director, arrested following allegations that the minor inmates were sexually abused there.

19 Nov 2018

Sexual Harassment

Gurugram: Neighbor shows objectionable video to 8-year-old, rapes her

An 8-year-old girl was raped by her neighbor in Sultanpur area of Gurugram on Sunday, police said.

18 Oct 2018


Rewari: On way home, 7-year-old raped, accused arrested

Just a month after the brutal gangrape of 19-year-old board topper sparked outrage, a 7-year-old was allegedly raped in Rewari, Haryana.

27 Sep 2018


Maharashtra: Residential school director held for raping 5 students

At least five students, some of them minor, were allegedly raped and three others molested by the director of a residential school for tribals in Sangli district, Maharashtra.

19 Jul 2018

Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Madras-HC orders counseling for minor rape victim within 24hrs

The Madras HC yesterday directed the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) to provide counseling within 24 hours to an 11-year-old hearing-impaired girl, who was allegedly sexually assaulted by 17 men in Chennai.

17 Jul 2018


Jharkhand baby-selling racket: Maneka Gandhi directs states to take steps

A day after authorities rescued the fourth baby sold by a Sister and a staff member at a Missionaries of Charity shelter home in Jharkhand, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has directed all states to inspect such child care institutions (CCI) run by the organization.

16 Jul 2018


Jharkhand: Four babies sold by Missionaries of Charity shelter-home rescued

A Ranchi-based shelter home run by the Missionaries of Charity is in major trouble: police have found that Nirmal Hriday, the home, sold at least four babies to couples seeking children for as much as Rs. 50,000 each.

05 Jul 2018


Missionaries of Charity woman staffer arrested for 'selling' baby

A woman staffer has been arrested and two others, including a sister-in-charge, detained for allegedly selling a child born to an inmate of a shelter home Nirmal Hriday, run by Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity in Patna.

23 Jun 2018


Missing Delhi boy reunites with family after six years

Wednesday brought good news for a Delhi family after they were reunited with their missing son after six long years.

05 May 2018

Madras High Court

Madras HC allows 14-year-old rape victim to terminate pregnancy

The Madras High Court has allowed the termination of pregnancy of a 14-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped 5-months ago by a man known to her.

17 Apr 2018


Delhi: Raped-teen's parents 'settle' case for Rs.5L, girl reaches cops

In some rape cases, the nation speaks out for the victim. Other victims have to fight even their parents.

09 Feb 2018


Doctor who sold babies as "social service" arrested in Pune

Two days ago, a doctor and his wife were nabbed in Kolhapur's Ichalkaranji for selling a baby, but officials suspect the racket goes deeper.

10 Oct 2017


10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim's child fathered by younger uncle: Police

The DNA sample of the 10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim's child has matched with girl's younger maternal uncle and not with the elder one, said police.

05 Oct 2017


Faridabad: 13-year-old enslaved maid attempts suicide; jumps off 11th floor

A 13-year-old maid, hailing from Bihar, attempted suicide by jumping off the 11th floor of Kanishka Towers in Haryana's Faridabad.

13 Sep 2017


Chandigarh: DNA of 10-year-old rape victim's daughter doesn't match 'rapist'

In a controversial development, DNA sample of a 10-year-old rape victim's daughter hasn't matched with the alleged rapist.

17 Aug 2017


10-year-old rape-survivor delivers baby, not yet told she's a mother

A 10-year-old rape victim in Chandigarh has delivered a baby girl at the Government Medical College and Hospital. Both mother and baby are safe.

15 Jul 2017


Missing 13-year-old found; pregnant (and raped) refuses to return home

The 13-year-old girl who went missing from Taimur Nagar 2 months ago has been found, but her medical exam revealed that she was 3-weeks pregnant.