For Raping Minor Daughter For 2 Years, Assam Man Given Life Sentence

Nangaon, Assam: The incident came to light when the survivor escaped from her residence on April 24, 2017 and narrated her agony to two nurses at a government hospital in Nangaon.

For Raping Minor Daughter For 2 Years, Assam Man Given Life Sentence

The 9-year-old girl was raped by her father for 2 years after the death of her mother (Representational)

Nangaon, Assam:

A court in Assam's Nagaon district has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for repeatedly raping his minor daughter for two years.

Additional District and Session Court judge Aminur Rahman on Friday found the accused guilty under Section 6 of POCSO Act and handed him the life sentence, besides slapping a fine of Rs 2,000 on him.

The judge also directed the District Legal Service Authority to pay a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the survivor, said special public prosecutor, Manashjyoti Neog.

The nine-year-old girl was raped by her father for two years after the death of her mother.

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The incident came to light when the survivor escaped from her residence on April 24, 2017 and narrated her agony to two nurses at a government hospital in Nangaon.

The nurses, in turn, contacted the Child Line which rescued the girl and lodged a complaint at the Morikolong Police Outpost.

The case was transferred to Nagaon Sadar Police Station which submitted the charge sheet in 37 days, a police officer said.