UP Court Sentences Man To 10 Years In Jail For Raping Girl: Report

The special court for cases under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has also made a recommendation to the UP government to grant Rs 1 lakh to the victim.

UP Court Sentences Man To 10 Years In Jail For Raping Girl: Report

The special judge also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the convict. (Representational)

Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh):

A special court here on Thursday awarded 10 years' rigorous imprisonment to a person for raping a minor girl in 2018, Press Trust of India reported.

Special Judge Sangeeta Kumar also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the convict, Annu Sharma.

The special court for cases under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has also made a recommendation to the Uttar Pradesh government to grant Rs 1 lakh to the victim, Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Sanjiv Bakharwa told Press Trust of India.

In his complaint, the father of the girl alleged that on November 18, 2018 his 17-year-old daughter was raped by Annu Sharma in the Modi Nagar area.

The girl later informed her family members about the incident.

The case was registered under relevant sections of IPC, POCSO Act and the SC/ST Act. The trial of the case had started on March 2, 2019.

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