A youth has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by a Delhi court for raping a minor girl, allegedly with help from his sister.
The victim had trying to commit suicide later by consuming acid, permanently damaging her internal organs and becoming disabled for life.
While sentencing the 24-year-old youth, additional sessions Judge Kamini Lau also asked the Delhi government to pay a compensation of Rs2 lakh to the 15-year-old victim to ensure "restorative and compensatory justice" to her.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs50,000 on convict Vicky Sain, a Vikaspuri resident, saying that, if recovered, the same should be given to the victim. It, however, also acquitted Sain's sister owing to lack of evidence.
The prosecution case dates back to February 2007, when Vicky called the minor to his house with the help of his sister, who allegedly locked her up with her brother in a room.
The police told the court as the girl raised an alarm, Vicky fled from his house. The victim then left for her house and told her mother about the incident. She then, "out of shame", consumed acid, inflicting permanent damage to her food pipe, requiring its replacement with an artificial one.