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Man gets 20-year RI for raping minor

Man gets 20-year RI for raping minor


Legal Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 24

The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Ravi Inder Kaur Sandhu has convicted Sandeep Singh, alias Nikku, a resident of Hazara Ram Singh village, Fazilka, on the charge of raping a minor girl.

The accused was sentenced to undergo 20 years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) under the POCSO Act. The court also ordered him to pay a fine of Rs 1.75 lakh for committing such a heinous crime.

According to the prosecution, on February 4, 2021, a case was registered against him at the Sahenwal police station on the statement of the father of the victim.

According to the complainant, on January 21, 2021, around 8 am, he and his family went to sell old clothes outside Green Market. His 15-year-old daughter was alone at home. Around 4 pm, when his wife came home, the girl was missing.

Despite search, the girl could not be traced. The family suspected that the accused had allured her daughter away on the pretext of marrying her. A case was registered against him and he was later arrested. Following which, the victim was recovered from his possession. She alleged rape by the accused.

During the trial, the accused pleaded innocence and claimed that the police had falsely implicated him.

While pronouncing the verdict, the court said the prosecution had successfully proved the charges against the man. The court rejected the plea of leniency raised by the accused and awarded the sentence.

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