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Teacher gets life in jail for raping minor girl

Besides a fine of Rs 50,000 slapped on him,Patel has been asked to pay a compensation of Rs 1 lakh to the victim.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Vadodara | Published: October 14, 2013 3:42:10 am

A 31-year-old teacher was sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court for raping his 12-year-old girl student in Aajod village on the outskirts of the city.

Pronouncing the judgment on Saturday,Second Additional District Sessions Judge R A Ghoghari observed,“It is one of the cases where a pious and sacred relationship has been ravished.” Dismissing pleas of leniency for the married teacher,Pranav Manubhai Patel,the judge said,“Trust has been betrayed and social values impaired.” Besides a fine of Rs 50,000 slapped on him,Patel has been asked to pay a compensation of Rs 1 lakh to the victim.

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