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Minor's sexual assault case: Evidence recorded in an hour

chandigarh Updated: Aug 26, 2013 21:17 IST
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Ensuring speedy justice to a three-year-old victim of sexual assault, additional district and sessions judge Shalini S Nagpal put trial on fast track and completed recording of evidence in one hour on Monday.

Following a complaint by a resident of Kishangarh, the UT police on February 13 had registered a case against Bhupinder for allegedly attempting to rape the former's three-year-old daughter.

While recording their statements, the eye witnesses claimed that they had gone to collect rent from the victim's mother, when they saw her son standing outside the house, and told them that the accused had locked himself with the victim inside a room. The two forced the door open and later informed the mother.

Statements of four witnesses, including the mother of the victim, two neighbours, who had seen the accused assault the victim, and the investigating officer, were recorded.

“The move to put trial on fast track is not only aimed at ensuring speedy justice to victim but also saves the witnesses from inconvenience of making repeated rounds to get their statements recorded. This will encourage more and more people to speak against crime,” opined Manu Kakkar, public prosecutor.

The case will now come up for hearing on September 5.