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Man sentenced to life for raping stepdaughter

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Press Trust of India Kasaragod (Kerala)
A 56-year-old man was sentenced to life Saturday by a court here for raping his minor stepdaughter in April this year.
The Kasaragod District Additional Sessions Court I judge P S Sasikumar, who delivered the judgement, also slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on the man.
The prosecution case was that the accused, Abdul Kareem, dragged away his 13-year-old stepdaughter away from her mother while they were asleep at their home here, threatened her with a knife and committed the crime in the early hours of April 2.
The case, registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, was investigated by police on a complaint by the girl and her mother.
The class 8 girl is presently at a shelter home in Nileshwaram in the district.

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First Published: Dec 29 2018 | 8:00 PM IST

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