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7-year RI for Japanese tourist's rapist

While sentencing Babloo, a fast track court awards 3 years to his mother and brother in Japanese woman rape case.
None | By Press Trust of India, Ajmer
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2006 12:53 AM IST

A fast track court on Thursday sentenced Babloo, the main accused in the Japanese woman rape case, to seven years' rigorous imprisonment and his mother and brother to that of three years.

Sanjay, another brother of Babloo, and his friend Raju Sahi, who were among the total five accused in the case registered under sections 376, 420 and 120-B of IPC, were acquitted by Additional District Judge Mahaveer Prasad Sharma.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on Babloo and of Rs 2,000 each on his mother Roshni and brother Raju.

Son of a hotel owner, Babloo had raped and looted the Japanese tourist after administering her some intoxicating drink at Pushkar on April two this year.

The woman had faxed her complaint to the Superintendent of Police, Ajmer from Agra on April 18, which said she was raped by the 22-year-old youth and also robbed of Rs 54,000 by him.

The Japanese embassy had later rushed to Agra to record the woman's statement.

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