The local court on Friday awarded 10-year imprisonment to Azad Ali for raping a dalit minor girl of Mill Gate area here on Janaury 9 last year.
Besides, the accused was ordered to pay a fine of Rs 10,000 and in case of default of payment of fine, he would further undergo imprisonment for six months.
Ali, a neighbour of the victim, lured the Class 5 girl to his house on pretext to help her complete her homework on Janaury 9, 2014. He took the girl to a room in his house and outraged her modesty.
The victim alleged that the accused threatened her of dire consequences if she revealed the matter to anyone. Victim's parents were not at home when the crime took place.
The girl brought the matter to the notice of her mother next morning and parents reported to the police. After the victim's medical examination, the city police had registered a case under sections 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act against the accused and later arrested.