The court on Friday evening imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on convict, Jai Bhagwan, after holding him guilty under Sections 354 of the Indian Penal Code.
One of the rescued girls who was undergoing treatment at the government hospital slipped into a coma and succumbed to injuries Wednesday night.
After raping her, the accused threw the victim on the roadside from the moving car and also posted an objectionable photo of the victim on social media.
On a day when President Ram Nath Kovind promulgated an ordinance prescribing death penalty for those convicted of raping minors, at least 10 incidents of child rape surfaced in various parts of India.
The NC president said the PDP-BJP government should call a special session of the state legislature to pass the bill which would act as a deterrent against brutal crimes.
Kathua rape and murder: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi calls for death penalty in child rape cases, says will amend POCSO act
Maneka Gandhi has declared that the Women and Child Development ministry intends to amend the POCSO Act, making provision for death penalty in child rape cases.
Yesterday, all the members of the Kathua bar association protested the presentation of the charge sheet by the crime branch in the case as they were demanding CBI probe into it.