A court on Tuesday sentenced a man to 10 years in jail for raping and impregnating a schoolgirl on the promise of marrying her.
Mahesh Jadhav, 22, was found guilty of rape under section 376 of IPC and relevant provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act by additional sessions Judge MA Baraliya, who also fined him Rs 20,000.
The survivor, who was 17 at the time of the incident, has told court that Jadhav had befriended her at a computer class in suburban Ghatkopar area.
In November 2013, Jadhav organised a birthday party for the survivor and asked her to meet him near Ghatkopar railway station.
He, however, took her to a lodge and raped her, and after the girl resisted and raised an alarm, then promised to marry her and again raped her.
Her ordeal was revealed four months later when a medical check-up found that she was pregnant, following which her family filed a police complaint.
During the trial, 13 witnesses, including the medical officer, were examined by additional public prosecutor Geeta Sharma.
Get the latest election news, live updates and election schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on ndtv.com/elections. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates from each of the 543 parliamentary seats for the 2019 Indian general elections.