Youth convicted of attempting to rape one-year-old

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur
  • Updated: Sep 09, 2014 23:56 IST

A youth of Theh Barnala village in Mukerian sub division was sentenced to imprisonment for five years on Tuesday for attempting to rape a one-year-old girl of the same village.

The court of additional sessions judge Poonam R Joshi also imposed a fine of `50,000 on the convict out of which, a sum of `45,000 will be given to the victim's family.

22-year-old Jatinder Singh was accused of taking the girl to a secluded place on June 3, 2013, and attempting to rape her.A case was registered under Section 376 and 511 of the IPC and Section 9 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) but the court held the accused guilty under the provisions of IPC.

'It is a despicable act, the work of a pervert mind', observed the court, dismissing the defendant's plea of leniency.

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