Swift justice delivered to Japanese engineer, Madhya Pradesh court convicts nature healer in molestation case

The convict had trapped the tourist on the pretext of teaching her yoga and natural healing. He then arranged a hotel room for her and later molested her, the prosecution submitted before the court.

Published: 29th May 2017 12:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th May 2017 01:26 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

BHOPAL: A court in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhattarpur district rendered prompt justice to a 30-year-old Japanese mechanical engineer just three weeks after she was allegedly molested by a dubious nature healer in Khajuraho.  

Ram Ratan Soni (26), accused of molesting the woman at a tourist spot and later inside a hotel on May 7, was pronounced guilty of committing offences under Sections 354 and 454 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). 

After convicting him for outraging the woman's modesty and trespassing into her hotel room, magistrate SS Jamra sentenced Ram Ratan Soni to two years in jail. 

The court also slapped a Rs 2,000 penalty on Soni, failure to deposit which would lead to a three-month extension of his prison term. 

The convict had befriended the tourist on the pretext of teaching her yoga and natural healing. He then arranged a room in a hotel for her and later molested her, the prosecution told the court.  

According to sub-inspector Anjana Dubey, this is perhaps the shortest time taken by a court to pronounce judgment in a criminal case. "The incident was reported to us on May 7. The accused was arrested subsequently, and a chargesheet was filed on May 12. The judgment was pronounced in a fortnight on May 27," said Anjana Dubey. 

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