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64-year-old man in Tamil Nadu awarded double life term for raping girl, passing on sexual disease

A court in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu has awarded a double life term to a 64-year-old man for raping a girl, who contracted a sexually transmitted disease (STD) following the incident in 2012.

tamil nadu Updated: Oct 11, 2018 17:17 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu)
rape,sexual assault,crimes against women
According to the prosecution, Ramayan, a farmer from Orathanadu, had befriended the 11-year-old girl and raped her.(Picture for representation)

A court in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu has awarded a double life term to a 64-year-old man for raping a girl, who contracted a sexually transmitted disease (STD) following the incident in 2012.

Mahila Court judge Balakrishnan sentenced Ramayan to double life imprisonment Wednesday and also slapped a fine of Rs 2,500 on him. According to the prosecution, Ramayan, a farmer from Orathanadu, had befriended the 11-year-old girl and raped her.

The girl was admitted to a government hospital here after she fell sick and a medical examination revealed that she was raped and had contracted an STD. A case was registered against the convict under the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and he was arrested.

First Published: Oct 11, 2018 17:14 IST