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Man sentenced to life in prison for raping minor in MP's Datia

Press Trust of India  |  Datia (MP) 

A local court sentenced a man to life imprisonment for raping a six-year-old girl, after completing the trial in three working days.

Datia awarded life sentence to (25) after convicting him under section 376 (A)(B) of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 introduced recently as well as provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, said.

He said police had filed a charge sheet in the case on August 3 and the court delivered the verdict yesterday, after three working days.

of Police said the victim had gone to attend a wedding along with her parents in Tharet village, and in the early hours of May 29 Ahirwar raped the girl at a government school nearby.

While searching for the girl, her parents caught Ahirwar in the act and handed him over to the police, the Awasthi said.

The said 11 witnesses and other evidence collected during the investigation were presented before the court.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 16:30 IST