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Mumbai: Sari shop salesman convicted for sexually abusing minor girl during dress trial

Updated on: 16 June,2022 10:02 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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The court said that the minor's sole testimony is reliable and sufficient to establish the guilt of the accused beyond reasonable doubt

Mumbai: Sari shop salesman convicted for sexually abusing minor girl during dress trial

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A 23-year-old garment salesman has been sentenced to three years' rigorous imprisonment for sexually abusing a minor customer while helping her try out a garment.


The salesman had claimed the girl's mother had falsely implicated him after he refused to offer her a discount.  However, special Judge Anis A J Khan, in his order, said a mother will not put her daughter's "chastity at stake" just for a price discount.

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The court said that the minor's sole testimony is reliable and sufficient to establish the guilt of the accused beyond reasonable doubt.

"A mother will not put the chastity of her daughter at stake for a discount. I hold that the evidence of the victim is reliable and trustworthy,¿ the judge said. The incident took place in 2016. The victim had narrated the incident to her mother after they got out of the shop. Her parents then went to police and lodged a complaint.

(With inputs from PTI)

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