Additional sessions judge Umed Singh Grewal also imposed a fine of Rs. 8,000 on him and rejected his contention that the girl had married him with her own consent.
"... There was sexual intercourse between the parties but with consent. The girl has already been held below 13 years. Consent by a girl below 16 years is of no help to the accused (Firoz)," the court said.
It also noted that although Firoz has argued that he had married the girl on September 18, 2010, the minor was raped by him a day before their alleged marriage.
"Even if it is presumed that marriage has been proved, it is again of no use to the accused because that affidavit is dated September 18, 2010, whereas the prosecutrix (girl) deposed in examination-in-chief that she was raped on September 17, 2010," it said.
Meanwhile, the court acquitted a woman, Munni, who was also a co-accused in the case for allegedly threatening the minor girl and taking her to Firoz, saying the police have failed to substantiate the allegations levelled against her.