The father and maternal uncle of a five-year-old lady have been on Thursday sentenced to a cumulative of 84 years imprisonment every by a particular POCSO court docket in Kerala for repeatedly raping the kid.
Devikulam POCSO Fast Track Court Judge Ravichander C R sentenced every of the lads to various sentences, for a complete of 84 years, below the Protection Of Children From Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, Indian Penal Code and the Juvenile Justice Act.
However, they’d be serving solely 20 years as that was the best of all of the various sentences and the court docket allowed them to serve all of the jail phrases concurrently (collectively), Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Smiju Okay Das advised PTI.
The 20-year sentences got to them for the offences of aggravated and penetrative sexual assault below the POCSO Act, he stated.
Besides the jail phrases, the particular court docket additionally imposed a tremendous of Rs 3 lakh on every of the 2 convicts and directed that the quantity, if recovered from them, be given to the sufferer, the SPP stated.
The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) was additionally directed by the court docket to supply compensation to the sufferer, he stated.
Giving some particulars of the case, the SPP stated the sufferer was repeatedly raped by her father and uncle at her dwelling in 2021 and the final incident occurred on December 24, 2021 when her mom noticed the ordeal she was going by means of.
The mom complained to the Child Welfare Committee which in flip knowledgeable the police, the lawyer stated.
Subsequently, Circle Inspector Bijoy P P of Marayoor police station and Deputy SP Okay R Manoj investigated the case and a cost sheet was filed by the latter final yr, the SPP stated.
SPP Das stated 18 witnesses have been examined and 23 paperwork have been perused by the court docket throughout the trial resulting in the conviction and sentencing of the 2 males.
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