A local court has sentenced a youth to life imprisonment for the kidnapping and rape of a minor girl over two years ago.
Parvinder Singh (20) alias Bhinda of village Jhandiana East under Mehma police station in the distict was found guilty in the case by Additional Sessions Judge B S Sandhu, who also imposed a fine of Rs 23,500 on the convict.
Parvinder had been accused of kidnapping and then raping the 8-year-old girl on August 27, 2004 while she was playing outside her house. He raped the girl, who was later rescued by passers-by.
The court said the prosecution had proved its case, adding the accused deserved no leniency.