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Jail terms of 10,5 years in two child rape cases

On October 23,the court sentenced another man,convicted of sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl.

Written by D K RITURAJ | New Delhi |
November 1, 2013 12:05:06 am

A city court has sentenced a man to 10 years in jail for raping a six-year-old and another to five years for attempting to rape a three-year-old girl,commenting that these men needed to be reminded that “the girl child is to be worshipped and not raped”.

On Wednesday,Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhatt sentenced a 22-year-old man for raping the six-year-old sister of his friend. The girl used to refer to him as “uncle” and followed him to his room when he promised to give her a candy. There he assaulted her. It took her two days to overcome her fear and tell her mother about the incident.

“The rape of a girl just six years old… should be viewed with utmost seriousness… She looked up to him as a guardian… and he turned out to be her tormentor,” the judge said,awarding the man rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and imposing a fine of Rs 30,000.

On October 23,the court sentenced another man,convicted of sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl,to five years in jail and imposed a fine of Rs 25,000. The girl was playing outside her house when the convict lured her to a park by promising her chocolates. At the park,the man attempted to rape her.

Just then,the girl’s mother came there looking for her. According to the mother’s testimony,she found her daughter weeping,her clothes in disarray. The girl pointed to the man next to her. He was arrested.

“The criminal act committed by the convict depicts utmost depravity on his part,” Judge Bhatt said. In both the cases,the defence had attempted to point out flaws in the statement of the child victims. The men alleged that charges had been pressed against them due to animosity with the families of the victims. The court convicted them on the grounds of implicating circumstantial evidence and medical examination reports.

U-turn in court,Rape accused acquitted

New Delhi: A man accused of raping a minor girl was let off by court after the girl testified in court that she was over 18 years old and had willfully gone with the accused,Dinesh. She claimed she was in love with him and wanted to marry him. The girl,a class X student,claimed that her parents had arranged her marriage to a man aged between 35-40 years. Her father had filed a missing persons’ report after she left home in March and later pressed rape charges. ens

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