Chandigarh: 2-month community service to teenager for sexual assault

  • Shailee Dogra, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2015 08:27 IST

The local juvenile justice board has ordered a teenager to perform two-month community service after he was found guilty of outraging the modesty of a woman and kidnapping her. Identification by the victim and the confession made by the juvenile helped prove the charges.

“Keeping in view the confession made by the juvenile, he has been convicted of crime. He has been directed to perform cleaning work in this court for two months beginning February 5 from 11 am to 1 pm (five days a week). His attendance will be marked in the court itself and the board will inspect his work,” read the order.

“This kidnapping was done with a dishonest intention and there was a false enticement on behalf of the juvenile, thus establishing his culpability. Also, the juvenile, in conflict with law, used to pass derogatory comments against the complainant. If she has evidence to the fact that her modesty was outraged, the same has to be believed,” the board said.

The boy was booked on September 3, 2013, on the complaint of the victim who accused him of outraging her modesty and kidnapping her. She said the juvenile had been using derogatory language against her for several months. She alleged that on September 2, the juvenile approached her and said her parents were calling her. She sat in a three-wheeler and went with him. Instead of taking her home, he took her somewhere else and when they reached near a Saketri school, the complainant’s brother nabbed them.

Initially, the juvenile claimed innocence, but later confessed.

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