A sessions court at Sehore sentenced a youth to life imprisonment for raping a minor girl.
Additional district judge Bhagwati Choudhary held Manglesh,22,guilty in the case and pronounced the verdict on him yesterday,prosecution sources said The court also imposed a penalty of Rs 5,000 on the convict.
Manglesh had raped the seven-year-old girl on April 24 when she was returning after collecting mangoes from a farm at Maina village in the district,the sources said.
The victim informed about the offense to her parents,who filed a complaint with the police following which the youth was nabbed.
He was charged under sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act,2012,they added.