Crime and Accident

Man sentenced for raping mentally-challenged girl

Man sentenced for raping mentally-challenged girl

Bundi:A special court today sentenced a 40-year-old man to 10 years imprisonment for raping a mentally-challenged girl in Nayagaun village of this district.

Special judge Ashok Kumar Vyas convicted Bajranglal Meghwal, a resident of Nayagaun village, under POCSO Act and also imposed a fine of Rs 16,000 on him, Public Prosecutor Bhupendra Sahay Saxena said.

Meghwal had raped the 15-year-old girl on February 26, 2014 while she was alone at home.

An FIR was registered against the accused under sections 342, 354, 376 of IPC and under sections of POSCO Act following a complaint by the victim’s parents.

A total of 13 witnesses were produced and 22 documents were displayed before the court in this matter.