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Man gets 10 yrs in jail for raping minor

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 02, 2013
First Published: 00:18 IST(2/2/2013) | Last Updated: 00:19 IST(2/2/2013)

A fast-track court on Friday sentenced a man to 10 years in jail for raping a minor repeatedly while he detained her at his house.

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Additional sessions judge Virender Bhat maintained that the accused, Mohammed Arif, was seeking leniency by saying he had a wife and two children to support. He was unmoved by the seriousness of the crime he had committed by taking advantage of a powerless minor by committing rape "which is the most hated crime in the society", the court said.

The judge said, "The victim was a minor as well as defenseless girl and the convict (Arif) took advantage of her such state and committed the ghastly act of rape on her while confining her in a room of the house in which he was residing," and also asked him to pay Rs. 35,000.

On December 16, 2011, Arif had pulled the girl into his house in west Delhi while she was on her way home and had raped her. The court said that taking too sympathetic view for such a crime would be counter-productive in the long-run and against social interest.


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