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Man gets 10-yr RI for rape of 13-yr-old girl

The court of additional district and sessions judge Rajesh Garg on Thursday sentenced a Bihar resident to 10-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) for raping and abducting a 13-year-old girl.

punjab Updated: Mar 27, 2014 23:36 IST
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The court of additional district and sessions judge Rajesh Garg on Thursday sentenced a Bihar resident to 10-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) for raping and abducting a 13-year-old girl.


The convict Saajan abducted the girl from Pinjore's Rajjipur village on April 22, 2013. An FIR was registered at the Pinjore police station the same day. Finally, the the girl and Saajan were traced to a Bihar village.

On July 30, 2013, as soon as the girl reached Panchkula, her medical examination was conducted confirmed rape.

Further medical tests in August 2013 confirmed that the girl was pregnant. The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), on behalf of the victim, moved an application for abortion, which was allowed. However, the DNA of the foetus did not match with Saajan.

On January 30 this year, the court held Saajan guilty of rape, kidnapping and also under Section 4 (for penetrative sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. After that Saajan filed an application where he produced a birth certificate from his home district Madhubani (Bihar), stating him to be juvenile.

However, investigations proved that the certificate was fake.

"During the arguments, we submitted that the date of issue of certificate is September 20, 2013, while the application for birth certificate was made on November 2, 2013, and on the same day the verification was done. In the order, the chief secretary of Bihar has been directed to take action against panchayat secretary and other officials of Raja Nagar block, Kunwar village, Post Office Simri, district Madhubani," said Manbir Singh Rathi, who represented the the victim on behalf of DLSA in the case.