Man sentenced to 20 years in jail for raping 3-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh
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Man sentenced to 20 years in jail for raping 3-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh

A special court in Mathura sentenced a man to 20 years in jail for raping a three-year-old girl

india Updated: Aug 23, 2018 17:24 IST
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FILE - In this April 15, 2018 file photo, an Indian protestor stands with a placard during a protest against two recently reported rape cases as they gather near the Indian parliament in New Delhi.(AP)

A special court here sentenced a man to 20 years in jail for raping a three-year-old girl.

In his order, special POCSO court judge Vivekanand Sharan Tripathi has written that the accused is a paedophile and may repeat the crime, in case of lesser punishment, Assistant District Government Council Virendra Kumar Lavania said.

“Vishambhar was awarded rigorous punishment of 20 years with a fine of Rs 20,000,” he said.

The incident took place on December 5, 2015 while the girl was playing with her friends near her house. The accused took the girl to a secluded place and raped her, he said.

After hearing her cries, the victim’s mother rushed to the spot. However, the accused managed to run away, Lavania said.

An FIR was registered against the accused under section 376 (rape) of the IPC and provisions of the POCSO Act.

The judge has also ordered the state government to give a compensation of Rs 1 lakh to the victim, Lavania said.

First Published: Aug 23, 2018 17:22 IST