U’khand: Man sentenced to 10 years in jail for raping girl

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Gopeshwar (U’khand), Feb 20 (PTI) A Chamoli court has sentenced a man to 10 years in jail for raping a minor girl.

Chamoli's District and Sessions Judge R P Chauhan on Friday sentenced Girish Lal to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment besides imposing upon him a fine of Rs 10,000 for abducting and raping a minor girl in 2018, special public prosecutor Mohan Pant said.

An FIR had been lodged against Lal in the case in 2018 and a trial against him was conducted in a Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court, he said. PTI Corr ALM AQS AQS