Child abuse is unpardonable: Delhi High Court
Why is it in news?
- Delhi High Court remarked that an offence involving abuse of child victim is unpardonable.
- The High Court said it while refusing to lower the sentence awarded to a teacher, who was convicted for sodomising a 7-year-old boy.
More from the High Court:
- By reducing the sentence will send a wrong signal to the society and will be against the purpose for which POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences ) Act.
- The court rejected plea of Jitender Kumar Goswami, who was in November 2017 convicted by a trial court here for sodomising a boy.
About POCSO Act:
- The POCSO Act was enacted in 2012 to provide a robust legal framework for the protection of children from offences of sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography.
- The Act safeguards the interests of children at every stage of the judicial process.
- The Act defines a child as any person below the age of 18 years.
- The Act incorporates child friendly procedures for reporting, recording of evidence, investigation and trial of offences.