In perhaps a first in the country,a Hoshiarpur court on Tuesday sentenced two persons to life imprisonment till death,under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act-2012,for raping a five-year-old girl in a village near Dasuya.
The court,which also ordered the convicts to pay
Rs 50,000 to the victim,have also been booked under Section 376 (d) of the IPC. The case was decided in less than seven months.
The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge J S Bhinder convicted Daljit Singh and Amarjit Singh for the crime.
On February 19,the victims mother,in her police complaint,alleged that when her daughter had gone missing. The girl was later found at Daljit Singhs house,where she was raped.