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Man sentenced to life in prison for raping 6-year-old girl

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

A district court here has given life imprisonment to a 56-year-old man for raping a six-year-old girl.

Additional sessions ordered that alias Takala Mama, who hails from Koparkhairane, would remain in jail till his death and asked the to provide adequate compensation to the mother of the victim.

Shaikh was also fined with Rs 55,000 by the court.

ordered that "the accused is sentenced to suffer life imprisonment which shall mean the remainder of the natural life".

informed the court that the victim and the accused stayed in the same slum colony in the creek area here.

On August 28, 2014, Shaikh gave the laced with poison when she had gone to his home to watch television.

When she returned home in a distressed state, she was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors confirmed she had been raped.

Her parents filed a complaint and a case under the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) was registered against Shaikh.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 19:25 IST