Almost a year after a 61-year-old man raped his mentally challenged daughter-in-law, a city court convicted him saying that the offence was in “total disregard to moral and social values”.
Sending sent Krishan Kumar to jail for 10 years, ASJ Dahiya said: “Cupidity hanged heavy so in the mind of the accused that he has blemished the sacrosancy of the pious relation of daughter-in-law by ravishing the prosecutrix (victim), his own son’s wife and accused deserves no leniency.” The court also imposed a fine of R20,000 on Krishan.
On the afternoon of November 10, 2011, the victim deposed that she was raped by Krishan when her husband and mother-in-law were away. The convict had threatened to set her ablaze if she told anyone about the incident.
Krishan had sought leniency on account of his age and him being the sole earner in the family.Rejecting Krishan’s plea, the court said any leniency shown to the convict would be highly misplaced.”The convict is father-in-law of the prosecutrix and in the other sense of the word daughter-in-law is at par with one’s own daughter,” the court added.