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MP: man gets 8-yrs in jail for raping SKorean tourist

A court in Umariya district, in north eastern Madhya Pradesh, yesterday sentenced a resort manager to eight years' rigorous imprisonment for raping a South Korean woman tourist on January 14, 2013 in Bandhavgarh.

india Updated: Jul 10, 2013 14:57 IST

A court in Umariya district, in north eastern Madhya Pradesh, has sentenced a resort manager to eight years' rigorous imprisonment for raping a South Korean woman tourist on January 14, 2013 in Bandhavgarh.

Umariya District and Sessions Judge Akhilesh Pandya, while announcing the sentence on Tuesday, also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on the accused resort manager Deepak Vishwakarma.

In case Vishwakarma fails to pay the fine, the term of his sentence would be extended by another three months.

The judge also sentenced Vishwakarma to one-year rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 1,000 under sections 7 and 14 of the Foreigners Act.

However, the court exonerated him of the charge of causing hurt by means of poison with the intention to commit an offence.

The sentences will run concurrently, the court added.