Man gets 20-years RI for raping minor girl

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Hyderabad, Apr 15 (PTI) A local court on Thursday sentenced a 39-year-old man from Madhya Pradesh to 20 years rigorous imprisonment for sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl in October last year.

First Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Suneetha Kunchala found the man, a labourer, guilty under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and IPC and sentenced him to undergo 20 years RI.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000, a release from Hyderabad Police Commissionerate said.

According to the prosecution, the accused, a neighbour of the girl,called her to his room on the pretext of giving chocolate on October 7, 2020 and sexually assaulted her.

The girl informed her mother who filed a complaint with police. A case was registered and the accused was subsequently arrested. PTI VVK BN BN