A meat-seller, who had raped a 12-year-old girl after kidnapping her from a locality in North Delhi, has been sentenced to seven years' rigorous imprisonment by a city court in New Delhi.
Additional Sessions Judge VK Goel also slapped a fine of Rs 15,000 on Mohd Umer after convicting him under Section 363 (kidnapping), 366 (kidnapping for the purpose of marriage) and 376 (rape) of the IPC.
According to the prosecution, the convict enticed away the minor girl from Chand Mahal locality in old Delhi on October 8, 2004 before taking her to Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, where he sexually exploited her for 20 days.
Victim's father Amiruddin approached the police the day she vanished while playing outside her home but the FIR in the case was formally registered on October 21 that year.
The convict, father of eight children, was arrested after the girl managed to make a telephone call to her father from Rampur.
The police nabbed the convict on October 28 and recovered the girl. The prosecution, during the trial, examined a total of 12 witnesses in the case.