Additional and district and sessions judge Anshu Shukla, while presiding over a special court for crime against women, on Tuesday was awarded 20-year jail to a man after holding him guilty of raping his minor stepdaughter.
The court also imposed a penalty of Rs 50,000 on the convict, Thakur Prasad (30), a resident of Kajehri village, who had raped his minor stepdaughter repeatedly for over three days.
The statement of the victim Class-5 student at a government school along with medical evidence confirming sexual assault on her helped prove the guilt.
On January 17, the UT police had registered a case against Thakur working as ‘raj mistri’ (mason) on the complaint of the victim. In her complaint, the victim alleged that her stepfather raped her for three days from January 3 to January 5.
She had claimed that her mother was working as domestic help had gone to their native place in Uttar Pradesh when her stepfather raped her.
The victim claimed that she narrated her woes to her mother and friend who informed the police. The girl lived at Kajehri village along with her family. After death of her father, her mother married Thakur Prasad.
On January 3, the victim’s mother went to her village in Uttar Pradesh regarding some work. In the meantime, the minor’s stepfather raped her for three days.
It was victim’s friend who called up the police helpline after the victim confided with her, following which a case was registered.