Uttar Pradesh: Man sentenced to 10 years in jail for raping teenage girl in 2016

PRATAPGARH: A POCSO court in Pratapgarh has sentenced a man to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment for raping a teenage girl in 2016. Special Judge Pankaj Kumar Srivastava on Saturday held the accused Prashant guilty and sentenced him to 10 years in jail, and also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000.
According to the prosecution, a 14-year-old girl student had gone Kamla Nehru Balika Inter College in Lalganj on January 19, 2016. However, the college was closed due to rains on that day. At the college gate, Prashant (the convict) on the pretext of taking the girl to her home, took her to Jaunpur, and raped her there.
Based on the complaint lodged by the family members of the girl, a case was registered against Prashant.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

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