STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Chhattisgarh man sentenced to life for raping 10-year-old

The judge convicted Singh under sections 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural offences) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant provisions of the POCSO Act.

Published: 26th February 2020 02:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2020 02:30 PM   |  A+A-

jail, prison, behind bars

For representational purpose.

By PTI

RAIPUR: A fast track court in Chhattisgarh's Durg district sentenced a man to imprisonment for life for raping a 10-year-old girl.

Special judge Subhra Pachouri on Tuesday sentenced Sanju Kumar Singh (26) to life imprisonment till natural death and imposed a cumulative fine of Rs 6,000 on him, additional public prosecutor Kamal Kishore Verma said.

The judge convicted Singh under sections 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural offences) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, he said.

In her order, the judge observed, " perpetrators of sexual offences on innocent children are psychosocial deviants, who cannot lay any claim to leniency".

According to the prosecution, on January 10, 2017, Singh barged into the victim's house in Purani Bhilai area of Durg when she was alone and raped and sodomised her.

The victim's two siblings reached home from school at the time and tried to catch the accused, but he escaped, Verma said.

Based on the complaint by the victim's sister, an FIR was lodged in this connection and Singh was arrested, he said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp