POCSO court delivers justice in 22 days, ensures rapist never walks out alive

Updated: 21 October, 2020 10:37 IST | IANS | Hapur (Uttar Pradesh)

The 6-year-old girl was abducted, raped and brutalised by the accused who is a resident of neighbouring Amroha district on August 6

This picture has been used for representational purposes
This picture has been used for representational purposes

A POCSO court in Uttar Pradesh here has sentenced a man life behind bars till his death after finding him guilty of raping a six-year-old girl. Special judge Veena Narayan held accused, Dalpat, guilty and also slapped a penalty of over Rs 2 lakh on him. "Under Section 6 of the POCSO Act, the accused is sentenced to life till the last breath," the judgment read. Special public prosecutor Harendra Tyagi, while confirming the conviction, said the judgment was delivered in just 22 days after framing of charges.

The 6-year-old girl was abducted, raped and brutalised by Dalpat, a resident of neighbouring Amroha district on August 6. "On August 7 morning, the girl was finally found after she had been missing for 12 hours. She was lying unconscious in a field and was covered in blood," a report said. Dalpat was arrested on August 14 from Amroha after a massive manhunt.

The rape survivor, with severe injuries in her internal organs, was admitted to a Meerut hospital. This is the second such conviction by the court in the last four days. On October 15, two convicts were handed out death penalty for raping and killing a 12-year-old girl in the same district in 2018.

"All efforts were made to help the prosecution, be it the producing of witnesses for recording statements or following up with forensic reports. We are glad that justice has been delivered so quickly," Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sarvesh Mishra said.

Keep scrolling to read more news

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates.

Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

First Published: 21 October, 2020 10:12 IST

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK