KOTA: On Saturday, the POCSO sentenced a 24-year-old man and his father to 20 years of imprisonment for the rape of a minor girl over three years ago.
The bench comprising Judge Deepak Dubey held the man guilty of abduction and rape under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The Court also imposed a fine of Rs 30,000 on him. The accused is the maternal cousin of the minor survivor, who was 13-and-a-half years old at the time of the crime. According to the sources, they were molesting a minor for the last 3 yrs. The court held the father, aged 56, guilty of rendering protection and help to his son and imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on him.
The bench also took serious note of the minor’s medical examination by a male doctor, Mohammed Parvez Khan, and ordered the director of the state medical and health department to take action against him, the prosecutor said.
The son kidnapped his minor cousin from her house in the Budhadeet police station area of Kota on January 13, 2019, He took the girl to his father’s place in the Chittor district where he kept her as his wife and raped her several times, while his father helped and protected him. Following her abduction, the minor’s father lodged a police report and a case under IPC section 363 was registered.
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