A Delhi court has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for raping his mother, with the judge saying that he tried to destroy the distinction between a man and an animal with his “heinous” act.
Nand Kishore had earlier been acquitted in his father’s murder case. After his release from jail, he raped his mother early this year, the court noted.
Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Vijay Kumar Dahiya said the convict did not deserve any mercy and any leniency shown to him would be misplaced as the Supreme Court too has held that any leniency in matters of sexual offences is not only undesirable but also against public interest.
“The abominable offence committed by the accused (Kishore) is the gravest of immoral acts and he deserves no leniency as he tried to obliterate the line between a man and an animal,” Dahiya observed.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs. 20,000 on the convict and said the amount, if recovered, should be given to the victim as compensation.
According to the prosecution, Kishore had entered his mother’s house in an inebriated state on May 3 this year. When she asked him to go away, he said he will live there too and teach her a lesson.
He then raped her and also threatened to kill her if she raised an alarm, the prosecution said, adding that later the woman locked Kishore in her house and called the police.