Ludhiana man gets life term till death for raping minor
Victim his relative, exploited her many times
The Court of Special Judge Rashmi Sharma has convicted Balvir Singh alias Lalli of Rattan village, Jodhan in the district, for the rape of his relative, a 14-year-old girl.
He has been ordered to undergo rigorous life imprisonment till death. A fine of Rs 2.10 lakh has also been imposed upon him. Out of the fine amount, Rs 2 lakh will be paid to the victim as compensation.
A case against him was registered at the Jodhan police station on January 31, 2017, following the statement of the victim.
The complainant had told the police that in childhood, her mother left for some unknown place along with her younger sister and brother. Her father also abandoned her and she was brought up by her grandparents. Till Class V, she stayed with them.
Thereafter, her paternal aunt and her husband took her to Rattan village for further studies. There, the younger brother-in-law of her paternal aunt, who was a bachelor, started abusing her.
She brought the matter to the notice of her paternal aunt and uncle, but they did not help her. Thereafter, the accused continued to sexually exploit her for some more time till a police complaint was filed.
The accused, however, pleaded innocence. But after appreciating the evidence on record, the court found him guilty and ordered his conviction.
Abandoned by parents
The victim’s mother had left the home along with her younger sister and brother and her father too abandoned her in the childhood
She was brought up by her grandparents till Class V. Later, her paternal aunt took her to Rattan village, where the aunt’s younger brother-in-law, a bachelor, sexually exploited her.
Courtesy : The Tribune