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  • Sexual abuse in 2018

    India includes death penalty in child abuse law

    The Indian cabinet has cleared amendments to an existing gender-neutral law against sexual abuse of children introducing the provision of death penalty in cases of aggravated sexual offences and more stringent penal provisions aimed at clamping down on child pornography.

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    Children subjected to abuse may carry the physical hallmark of that trauma in their cells, scientists say, in research that could help criminal investigations probing historic mistreatment.

  • How do we stop cruelty towards children?

    When his mother asked him to collect fodder for their cattle, Yahin went to play with his friends, instead. The venue happened to be an embankment. While they were romping around, a part of the newly constructed dam was slightly damaged. Incensed, Odud Miah, a local political leader and the head of a committee in charge of building the dam, took it upon himself to teach them a lesson. He caught Yahin while the rest of the kids managed to flee.

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    Australian institutions "seriously failed" children in their care with tens of thousands sexually assaulted, the final report from a five-year inquiry says as it recommends that celibacy among Catholic priests should be voluntary to help curb abuse.

  • Badda child ‘raped before murder’: Cops

    The three years and nine months old girl, whose body was recovered in Badda last night, is reportedly raped and murdered by a neighbour, according to police.

  • Child abuse continues

    This week, news of at least three children tortured in different parts of Bangladesh surfaced in the news media. The Daily Star on Tuesday reported two of the incidents, the first, involving a domestic help, taking place right in the heart of the capital. Eleven-year-old Sabina Akhter endured unspeakable horrors in the hands of her employer who reportedly inflicted severe punishment on her. Her fault? She couldn't fry an egg.

  • 7-yr-old killed in Narayanganj for trying to 'steal' mango

    Picking mangoes from neighbours' trees by pelting them with stones is part of fond childhood memories for many. But for the family

  • Tortured over trivial matters

    Physical assaults on children continue across the country despite protests by child rights activists, laws against corporal

  • Sex assault: Gaibandha primary school headmaster suspended

    The headmaster of a primary school in Fulchhari upazila of Gaibandha has been suspended over allegation of sexually harassing a class V student.

  • 3 arrested over Mymensingh boy torture

    Law enforcers arrest three accused in connection with torturing a 12-year old boy at Mymensingh’s Patgodam area.

  • 3 kids tied up in cold for 5 hrs in Chandpur

    Three children are rescued after being tied up by ropes and tortured for five hours allegedly by a vegetable trader in Hajiganj upazila of Chandpur.

  • Protecting the Future

    Child abuse is no new story in our country. Especially after seeing various child killing incidents just this year, it has been proved to us

  • Rajon murder verdict Nov 8

    A Sylhet court will deliver verdict in 13-year-old Sheikh Md Samiul Alam Rajon killing case on November 8. Metropolitan Session Judge Akbar Hossain Mridha fixed the date, our Moulvibazar correspondent reports quoting Public Prosecutor Mafur Ali.

  • 'Witchcraft' abuse cases on the rise

    Child abuse linked to exorcism and witchcraft accusations is on the rise, figures obtained by the BBC suggest.

  • 3 indicted for 13-yr-old Rakib murder

    A Khulna court frames charges against three accused of killing 13-year-old boy Rakib.

  • Charge framing in Rakib killing Oct 5

    A Khulna court fixes October 5 for holding a hearing on charge framing against the accused in 12-year-old boy Rakib killing case.

  • Child brutalised once again!

    Yet again, we are confronted with the appalling news of 12-year-old boy tied to a tree and beaten mercilessly by more than one person, apparently as 'punishment for theft'.

  • Rajon killing: 3 fugitives’ wealth confiscated

    Law enforcers confiscate the movable properties of Kamrul Islam and two other fugitive accused in the 13-year-old Samiul Islam Rajon murder case.

  • Rakib murder: 3 accused charged

    Police press charges against three of the accused in the 13-year-old boy Rakib killing case.

  • Laxmipur

    Minor boy ‘beaten dead’ in Laxmipur

    A child worker dies after being beaten allegedly by his employer over destroying liquid milk in Laxmipur.

  • Justice elusive to abused children

    The one-stop crisis centres (OCC), formed in 2001 to facilitate medical treatment, police assistance, social services, legal assistance and counselling for women and children who were victims of repression, have reportedly been reduced to providing medical services only.

  • Amplifying children justice system

    Children being in one of the most vulnerable groups of the society, need special care in handling especially in case of delinquency.

  • Pakistan probes child abuse scandal

    Seven people have been arrested in eastern Pakistan on suspicion of involvement in a child sexual abuse and extortion scandal.

  • 10-yr-old boy killing: Prime accused confesses involvement

    The prime accused in the 10-year-old boy murder case in Barguna gives confessional statement before a court.

  • Child tied to tree, beaten up in Natore (video)

    Two persons, including a teenager, are brutally tortured in Natore for their alleged involvement in stealing from grocery shop.

  • Another held remanded over Rajon murder

    A Sylhet court gives police five days to grill Badal Mia, another held by the public over the brutal torture-to-death of 13-year-old boy Samiul Alam Rajon.

  • 2 more remanded over Rajon murder

    A Sylhet court places two more suspects in the much-talked-about killing of 13-year old boy Rajon on a seven-day remand.

  • Detectives to probe Rajon murder

    A Sylhet court orders police to hand over the case filed over the much-talked about killing of 13-year-old Rajon to detectives for investigation.

  • Girls beaten cruelly at Barisal orphanage (video)

    Amid nationwide outrage over beating dead a 13-year-old boy Rajon, two Barisal orphanage girls have been subjected to cruel corporal punishment by the institution’s health assistant and its video leaked on the internet.