Noida (UP), Jan 13 (PTI) A court in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar district sentenced a man to eight years in prison for kidnapping a girl to compel her for marriage and raping her seven years ago here, police said on Wednesday.
In the verdict announced on Monday, the district and sessions court also slapped a fine of Rs 20,000 on the convict. In case of non-payment of fine, the convict will have to undergo an additional jail term of four months, a police spokesperson said.
This is the 10th conviction in a case of crime against women in the district under the 'Mission Shakti' campaign launched by the state government last year, the official said.
The accused, a native of Allahabad who was staying in a rented accommodation in a village here, raped the girl in 2013, following which he was booked by the local Phase 2 police, the spokesperson said.
An FIR was lodged against him under sections 376 (rape), 366 (kidnapping or inducing woman to compel her for marriage), 363 (kidnapping) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). He was also booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the official said. PTI KIS DIV DIV