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Man sentenced to 7-yr RI for molesting 9-year-old

chandigarh Updated: Jun 05, 2014 00:19 IST
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The court of additional district and sessions judge Roopam Singh sentenced a man to 7-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) for molesting a minor girl here on Wednesday.

The convict was also fined Rs 5,000.

The incident dates back to January 7 when the victim, a resident of Saketri village, was alone at her house. Her neighbour Amar Lal, a native of Uttar Pradesh, entered the house and molested her.

He also threatened her against revealing the matter to anyone.

After the victim narrated the incident to her parents, her father lodged a complaint at the Mansa Devi police station, after which Amar was arrested. He was booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and section 354 (for molestation) and section 506 (for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The witnesses supported the prosecution and Lal was convicted after a trial.