Cases of sexual assault against minors are on the rise,a city court observed while sentencing a 25-year-old man to life imprisonment for sodomising a six-year-old boy in March this year. He was also fined Rs 5,000.
At 10 pm on March 21,the child left his house to relieve himself. The convict,Jabbar,who was the childs neighbour,took him to a nearby jungle and sexually assaulted him.
He then handed him a 10-rupee note,biscuits and a Kurkure packet.
Though Jabbar claimed that he had been falsely implicated in the case,Additional Sessions Judge Illa Rawat relied on the testimony of the child,who identified Jabbar in court,to convict him.
The court also relied on medical reports which found that the injuries on the child had occurred due to sodomy.
It said the pain and injuries due to the assault were apparent even 45 days after the offence.
While convicting Jabbar on charges of aggravated penetrative sexual assault under Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act,the court held that Jabbars act being cruel and in light of rising instances of crime against minors,no leniency should be shown to him.