A Hisar court has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for raping an 11-year-old girl in this district.
Additional District and Sessions Judge DR Pankaj sentenced Vikram, a resident of Amroha in Uttar Pradesh, to life in prison yesterday after finding him guilty of raping the minor at a locality in Hisar last year.
The court also slapped a fine of Rs two lakh on Vikram. Of this, Rs one lakh is to be given as a compensation to the victim. According to the prosecution, the family of the girl was originally from Madhya Pradesh and living in a rented accommodation in a colony here.
On July 5 last year, the accused barged into the girl's house and raped her when she was alone as her parents were out for some work.
The girl alleged that the accused threatened her of dire consequences if she revealed the matter to anyone.
She narrated her ordeal to the parents after which her mother lodged a police complaint. The was booked under sections 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
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