A fast track court in Muzaffarnagar sentenced two youths to 5 years in jail for abducting a 13-year-old girl in 2008 while dropping gang rape charge against them. Judge Punam Rajput sentenced two of them to 5 years in jail and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each on them after holding Shamshad and Mohd Raza guilty under section 363 (kidnapping), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her to marriage) of the IPC.
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The court has acquitted them of charges of gang rape. According to government lawyer Ritu Choudhry, the victim was abducted and gang raped by the accused at Rohniharjipur village in Shamli district on May 3, 2008. The victim died during the pendency of the case.