In perhaps a first in the country,a Hoshiarpur court on Tuesday sentenced two persons to life imprisonment till death,under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act-2012,for raping a five-year-old girl in a village near Dasuya.
The court,which also ordered the convicts to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation to the victim,have also been booked under Section 376 (d) of the IPC. The case was decided in less than seven months.
The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge J S Bhinder convicted Daljit Singh and Amarjit Singh residents of Hoshiarpur district for the crime.
On February 19,the victims mother,in her complaint with the police,had alleging that when she reached home,she found her daughter missing. The girl was later found at Daljit Singhs residence,where she was raped.
In January,the same court had decided another kidnapping and rape case within nine days.
Anju Agnihotri Chaba