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Posted at: Feb 1, 2019, 7:09 AM; last updated: Feb 1, 2019, 7:53 AM (IST)

Navy man gets 10-yr jail for rape

Navy man gets 10-yr jail for rape
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Chandigarh, January 31

Almost a year and a half after a Navy man was arrested for raping a woman on the pretext of marriage, who later gave birth to a baby boy, the local court sentenced the 25-year-old accused to 10-year imprisonment.

A fine of Rs 3.10 lakh has also been imposed on the Navy man gets 10-yr jail for rape convict, Vijender Singh, of which Rs 3 lakh will go to the victim. Her child is now ten months old.

The victim had got pregnant after which she had asked the convict, a native of Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh, to marry her. The accused had refused to tie the knot and asked the victim to abort the foetus. 

The victim, who was two-and-a-half-month pregnant, approached the UT police. In her complaint, she stated that the accused raped her at a hotel in Sector 45 on the pretext of marriage. 

A case of rape and cheating was then registered against Vijender Singh at the Sector 34 police station. He was arrested in September 2017. 

The victim, also a native of Himachal Pradesh, was abandoned by her parents after she had got pregnant. She also lost her job. Initially, she stayed at Nari Niketan but later shifted to a shelter home in Sector 43. tns

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