Crime and Accident

Court awards 20-year jail term to rape convict

Court awards 20-year jail term to rape convict

Katihar (Bihar): A local court today awarded 20 years of rigorous imprisonment to a man in a case of kidnapping and rape of a minor.

Special Judge-cum-Additional District and Sessions Judge Raghupati Singh held Mohammad Afsar Alam guilty on various counts and also slapped a fine of Rs 20,000 failing which he would have to undergo additional six months of jail term.

The court convicted him under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) 2012 and various sections of IPC that included 363, 366, 376 D.

It also made clear that all the sentences would run concurrently.

Additional Public Prosecutor Kishore Kumar Singh said the father of the minor girl, aged 15 years, who was kidnapped and raped, lodged an FIR on October 20, 2013 against Mohammad Afsar Alam, Manzoor Alam, Mohammad Zuber and Muzibur for kidnapping and raping his daughter.

The court acquitted all the other persons named in the FIR for want of evidence and only convicted Afsar Alam in this connection.