Udaipur: A special POCSO (Special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) court in Rajsamand sentenced a man to 20 years in prison and imposed a fine of Rs 35,000 for the rape of a minor.
The convict, Koop Singh alias Surendra, son of Kheem Singh Rawat and resident of Nedi under Bhim police station, was arrested for the crime in 2019 and was convicted on Monday. He was out on bail and arrested again and jailed after the judgment.
A case was registered at the Deogarh Police Station in Rajsamand by the minor’s father under the POCSO Act and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. Her father said in the complaint that his daughter had gone out of the house for some work in the morning of November 21, 2018 and didn’t return home.
He filed a missing complaint on December 1 and said the girl took away Rs 20,000 and a silver bowl weighing around half kilogram with her.
After two months, police found the minor and the accused from Ahmedabad and brought them to Rajsamand. The special public prosecutor, Rahul Sanadhya, said the girl was a minor and was 16 years and 4 months old when the accused kidnapped her.