Hyderabad: Man sentenced 20-year jail for assaulting a minor

The man was arrested in May 2018 for sexually a four-year-old girl at his residence

Hyderabad: A 26-year-old man who was arrested for assaulting a minor is now sentenced 20 years imprisonment apart from imposing a fine of Rs 12,000 by a local court on Tuesday.

The man was identified as  Dippu Kumar Srivastav of Yousufguda and was a painter. The man was arrested in May 2018 for sexually a four-year-old girl at his residence.

The Jubilee Hills police said that the victim had come to a kirana store to purchase some articles when Dippu Kumar took her to his room and sexually abused her. However, the child was rescued by her mother who heard her cries.

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The police had arrested Dippu Kumar and charged him under Sections 376AB & 366 of Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act.

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