UP: Man sentenced to 20 years in jail for raping girl in 2019

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Banda (UP), Mar 11 (PTI) A court here has sentenced a man to 20 years imprisonment for raping an eight-year-old girl in 2019.

Additional District and Sessions Judge (POCSO) Pawan Kumar Sharma on Wednesday also imposed a fine of Rs 24,000 on Amit Kumar alias Chhotan.

The girl was raped on October 27, 2019, in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Banda district. She was eight years old then, according to the prosecution.

The rape case was registered on a complaint from the girl's mother, and Kumar was arrested under the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. PTI CORR ABN ANB ANB