The court awarded the jail term to 33-year-old Sunil Kumar for raping the minor and imposed a fine of Rs 7,000 on him. "Keeping in view the facts and circumstances of the case and the seriousness of the offence, the convict is sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for ten years under Section 376 (rape) of the IPC," Additional Sessions Judge Rajneesh Kumar Gupta said.
According to the prosecution, the incident took place in October 2011, when the girl had gone out of her home to buy something and Kumar, after luring her, took her to a lonely place and raped her behind the bushes.
The girl, in her statement, had told the court she was living with her maternal grandmother and uncle and on the day of incident she had gone to nearby dairy to buy curd but found the shop closed. On her way back to home, she met the accused who lured her with sweets and money.
He then took her to a bushy area and raped her. He also threatened to kill her, if she cried or raised an alarm and also beat her, she said. The victim returned home the next morning and disclosed the incident to her family and Kumar was arrested from a metro station in Dwarka area.
During the trial, Kumar claimed he was innocent and falsely implicated by the minor's uncle as they had a quarrel few days before the incident.
The court, however, said Kumar has failed to prove that he was falsely implicated and there was no evidence to show that the victim's uncle had enmity with him.