HC upholds 10-year sentence of security guard for raping resident
The 36-year-old security guard had challenged his 10-year jail sentence by a trial court which had convicted him based on the CCTV footage.Updated: Jun 08, 2020 16:41 IST
The Bombay high court (HC) on Tuesday upheld the conviction of a 36-year-old for sexually assaulting and robbing a resident in a building where he worked as a security guard. The man was convicted to 10 years imprisonment by a trial court in 2015.
The incident took place in the early hours of January 24, 2014, and the resident’s brother found her injured and in a semi-conscious state a few hours later. The sessions court convicted the guard for sexual assault and robbery, and sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment based on CCTV footage and forensic evidence, including the odontology report of the convicted guard. The survivor’s mobile phone was also seized from him.
The guard appealed against the verdict in the Bombay HC, which was rejected on Tuesday.
Justice Prithviraj K Chavan rejected the security guard’s appeal, stating the evidence on record, including the CCTV footage, unerringly pointed towards his guilt, and that he had “executed his nefarious design in a calculated manner.”
“The appellant as a security guard was duty bound to guard and protect the members of the society and their property,” justice Chavan observed.