Emphasising how children are a “supremely important national asset, a city court directed the Delhi government to compensate an eight-year-old victim of molestation and sexual assault with Rs 50,000.
Convicting one Naresh, who worked at a shoe factory, for attempting sexual assault on the victim, the court of Additional Sessions Judge Illa Rawat noted “…The concept of welfare and wellbeing of children is basic for any civilised society and this has a direct bearing on the state of health and wellbeing of the entire community, its growth and development. It has been time and again emphasised, in various legislations, international declarations as well as the judicial pronouncements, that the children are a supremely important national asset and the future wellbeing of the nation depends on how its children grow and develop.”
Naresh has been convicted under Sections 363/511(attempt to kidnap), 341 (wrongful restraint) of the IPC and relevant sections of POCSO Act.
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The victim deposed in court that she had gone to buy vegetables when the accused caught hold of her hand and showed her an obscene video on his cellphone. After that, the girl claimed that the accused attempted to sexually assault her. But, she claimed that she managed to free herself and run back home.
However, she said the accused followed her home. After a PCR call, the accused was apprehended from the spot and his mobile phone, containing the obscene videos, seized.
“The accused tried to kidnap her, wrongfully restrained her from proceeding to her house and sexually harassed her by showing her indecent films on his phone and further exhibited part of his body, i.e. his private parts and genital area with intention that it be seen by the child… I hold Naresh guilty of the offences and he is convicted accordingly of the said offence,” the court said.