Man Sent To Jail For 142 Years For Sexually Assaulting Minor In Kerala

The man, who is a relative of the 10-year-old survivor, was convicted under various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and IPC Section 506 (criminal intimidation).

Man Sent To Jail For 142 Years For Sexually Assaulting Minor In Kerala

The court said he would have to undergo a total of 60 years in jail. (Representational)

Pathanamthitta (Kerala):

A local court in Kerala on Friday sentenced a 41-year-old man to 142 years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) for raping a minor girl for a period of two years.

Pathanamthitta Additional District and Sessions Court (Principal POCSO) judge Jayakumar John sentenced Anandan P R to 142 years of jail and imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on the convict, a release issued by the district police said on Friday. This is the record punishment awarded to a POCSO case accused in the district, the release said.

He, however, would have to undergo a total of 60 years in jail, the release said.

The man, who is a relative of the 10-year-old survivor, was convicted under various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and IPC Section 506 (criminal intimidation), it said.

The court said the accused sexually assaulted the child brutally during 2019-2021.

He committed the offence during his stay with the family, the release added.

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