A 21-year-old father of two has been jailed for 10 years by a Delhi court for raping his six-year-old niece.
“The offence for which the convict is being sentenced, is grave, heinous and utterly abominable. Such an act of perversity has to be dealt with strictly and sternly,” said additional sessions judge Mamta Tayal.
The prosecution stated that Vinod had kidnapped and raped his cousin’s minor daughter on June 21, 2010. On the day of the incident, the victim was playing with her younger brother outside their house in southwest Delhi when Vinod came up to her and took her to a deserted spot. He raped the girl and threatened her not to disclose it to anyone.
Vinod then left the girl at a temple close to her locality from where she went home and slept.
The incident came to light after the victim’s mother noticed blood stains on her clothes the next morning and inquired about it. Her medical report confirmed rape. The court held him guilty on the basis of victim’s testimony and other key evidences.