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Man gets 5-year term for trying to rape paramour’s minor daughter

A Haryana man,accused of attempting to rape his paramour’s 12-year-old daughter,has been sentenced to five years in jail by a Delhi court,which said he acted like a “beast” without thinking that the victim regards him as her father.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi |
Updated: April 8, 2014 12:22:48 pm

A Haryana man,accused of attempting to rape his paramour’s 12-year-old daughter,has been sentenced to five years in jail by a Delhi court,which said he acted like a “beast” without thinking that the victim regards him as her father.

Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat awarded the jail term to Mukesh Kumar saying this painful situation “haunts many parents in this holy land where girls are worshipped as a form of goddess”.

The court turned down his leniency plea saying the crime is of extremely grave and severe nature and he deserves an exemplary sentence,“as the crime against women,particularly against minor girls,needs to be checked”.

“The criminal act committed by the convict (Mukesh) depicts utmost depravity on his part. He has acted like a beast without thinking for a while that his prey is none other than a girl who treats him as her father,if not his own daughter. Just a thought of a man ravishing or attempting to ravish his daughter or his foster daughter sends shivers down one’s spine,” the judge said,who also imposed a fine of Rs 70,000 on Mukesh.

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Mukesh was arrested by the police on the complaint lodged by the 12-year-old girl’s mother,who alleged that the accused had confined her daughter in a room and tried to rape her.

She had told the police that after the death of her husband in 2006,she used to do work at Mukesh’s medical store here. During that period,Mukesh got acquainted with the victim’s mother and they both entered into a live-in relationship.

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First published on: 17-09-2013 at 05:13:47 am
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