A man was sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court here for raping a minor girl and later forcing her to abort. Additional District Judge S N Tripathi also imposed a penalty of Rs 1.2 lakh on the convict Ahbaran Singh yesterday. 70 per cent of the penalty amount will be given to the victim.
Singh had sexually assaulted the 15-year-old,a resident of Ushait area of the district,on pretext of marrying her and when she became pregnant,he forced her to abort,additional district counsel Gyan Swaroop Gupta said. He said a complaint in this regard was lodged on the
directives of National Human Rights Commission a complaint was lodged in 2011.