Jabalpur: Double life imprisonment for raping a Dalit minor, Rs 50,000 compensation will also be given
The accused, who raped a minor Dalit girl by seducing her, has been convicted by a special POCSO court and sentenced to double life imprisonment.
The accused, who raped a minor Dalit girl by seducing her, has been convicted by a special POCSO court and sentenced to double life imprisonment. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on the accused. The court has directed to provide Rs 50,000 as compensation to the victim.
On behalf of the prosecution, the court was told that on June 13, 2017, the laborer father of the victim had filed a missing report of the minor daughter. On the complaint, the police had registered the case while searching for the minor. The minor had told the police that the accused Shambhu Burman alias Guddu had taken her along with him and also forcibly raped her. Police filed a case under sections of misdemeanor, POCSO and ST-SC Act and presented the challan in the court.
Keeping in view the witnesses and evidence produced during the trial, the court sentenced the accused to double life imprisonment under various sections. Additional District Public Prosecution Officer Smritilata Barkade presented the side on behalf of the government.
Courtesy: Amar Ujala
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