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Three sent to jail for minor's rape

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Patiala, February 15, 2013
First Published: 20:29 IST(15/2/2013) | Last Updated: 20:30 IST(15/2/2013)

Concluding another trail in crimes against women, the court of district and sessions judge Raj Shekhar Attri has convicted three persons, including two women, in a rape and forceful abduction of a 14-year-old girl.

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The court has awarded 10-year rigorous imprisonment to prime accused Makhan Singh, 22, a resident of Lokhe Bhore village of Nabha, while his accomplices Baljinder Kaur, 35, a resident Karah Wala Chowk and Surinder Kaur, 38, a resident of Shiv Puri Colony, were awarded three-year rigorous imprisonment for helping the accused kidnap the girl.

An FIR in the case was registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code at PS Kotwali here in August 2011.

As per the complaint, Makhan Singh had hatched a plan and kidnapped the minor girl from the town and took her to his village on August 15. He kept the girl with him for two days during which she was subjected to sexual assault.

The victim's mother stated that her 14-year-old daughter years had gone to purchase some grocery items from a nearby shop on August 15, but did not return. She said the girl returned home on August 17 and disclosed that she was kidnapped by Makhan Singh who had enticed her and took her on a scooter to his village where he raped her for two days.

She also said that co-accused Baljinder Kaur and Surinder Kaur had played an active role in her daughter's kidnapping.

After hearing the arguments, the court on Friday held the accused guilty and slapped a fine of Rs. 1,000 each on the two women and Rs. 10,000 on Makhan Singh.

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