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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