When 3-year-old Chaavi (name changed) went missing, her parents relentlessly searched for her and found her beneath the bushes in a cemetery in north-east Bengaluru. She had been brutally raped and left to die. This case was reported by Radha R, activist with Childline, the children’s helpline, on May 19, 2015.
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Childline encouraged Chaavi’s parents to file a case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act 2012 against the attacker. The case drags on, along with more than 70 cases of Pocso filed by Childline in the past 18 months. Not a single case has been disposed of by the sessions court. This despite the act explicitly stipulating a six-month deadline for adjudication of cases.
"Chaavi was taken by a drunk boy in her neighbourhood when her parents were away. They’re from the weaker section of the society and were initially reluctant to lodge the complaint. But we encouraged them to do it. I haven’t heard anything from the court on the case yet," said Radha. Incidentally, high-profile cases like the many sexual assaults on school campuses in 2014 too are pending, sources in the Pocso court confirmed.