SHAMLI: A special Pocso court on Friday sentenced a Shamli-based village man to life imprisonment for raping a minor in April. Additional district sessions judge (Pocso), Shamli, Mumtaz Ali, also imposed a fine of Rs 30,000 on the man. In April this year, the accused, identified as Mohd Usman (32), who worked as a mason, kidnapped the girl (16) from a Shamli-based village when her parents were away and raped her for three days. After she was found by the police, she narrated her ordeal based on which the accused was booked.
Divulging details, district government advocate Sanjay Chouhan said, “A case was registered against mason Usman under relevant sections of IPC and Pocso Act at Kairana police station.”
“With the strong support from police and public prosecutor, we got justice in a short time and we are fully satisfied with the court’s decision,” the survivor’s father told TOI. Shamli SP Abhishek (goes by the first name) told TOI, “This is the third such case in the district, in which due to prompt probe by the police, the punishment has been given by the court.”
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court’s directives on cases related to sexual assault)

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