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Court awards 20-year prison term to man for raping minor girl

The Sector 18 police station had registered a case against Shiv Kumar, a native of Bihar, on February 9, 2017. He was arrested a day later from his rented room, the police said.

gurgaon Updated: May 17, 2019 04:14 IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram
corruption,organised crime,crime against women
The police, in its charge sheet, stated that he had raped the victim multiple times in his room over three months during which time her mother was away in her village and the father would go out for work(AP)

A district court Thursday awarded 20 years’ rigorous imprisonment to a 22-year-old man held guilty of raping an eight-year-old girl in February 2017.

Additional sessions judge Raj Rani Gupta also imposed a fine of ₹50,000 on the convict for aggravated sexual assault, punishable under section 6 of the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and criminal intimidation. The man was sentenced to a further year of rigorous imprisonment for failing to pay the fine.

The Sector 18 police station had registered a case against Shiv Kumar, a native of Bihar, on February 9, 2017. He was arrested a day later from his rented room, the police said.

The police, in its charge sheet, stated that he had raped the victim multiple times in his room over three months during which time her mother was away in her village and the father would go out for work. Kulbhushan Bhardwaj, the counsel of the victim, demanded stringent punishment so that it may act as a deterrent. The convict has been in jail since February 2017.

First Published: May 17, 2019 04:14 IST