Rape accused gets life imprisonment till death after three-day trial in Madhya Pradesh
In one of the fastest trials in Madhya Pradesh that lasted three days, a court in Datia sentenced a 24-year-old man to life imprisonment till death for raping a six-year old girl.Updated: Aug 09, 2018 08:36 IST
In one of the fastest trials in Madhya Pradesh that lasted three days, a court in Datia sentenced a 24-year-old man to life imprisonment till death for raping a six-year old girl.
The sentenced was passed on Wednesday against Motilal Ahirwar, resident of Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act by Special Judge Hitendra Dwivedi, in Datia, situated some 400 km north of Bhopal.
The accused was convicted under section 376 (AB) (punishment for rape on a woman under 12 years age) and 366 (abduction) of Indian Penal Code and Sections 3, 4 and 5 of POCSO Act.
Datia superintendent of police Mayank Awasthi said, “The six-year-old girl was raped by Ahirwar on May 29 when she had gone to attend the marriage of a relative. Ahirwar lured the girl with flowers and took her to a government school and raped her. The girl was found by her parents in the school in a semi-conscious state. She was taken to a doctor who said she had been raped.”
The family informed the police and the accused was arrested within 24 hours of the incident.
The district prosecution officer Puspendra Garg said this was one of the fastest trials in Madhya Pradesh. “The judgment was pronounced on the basis of statement of 17 witnesses and a senior medical officer,” he added.
First Published: Aug 09, 2018 02:15 IST