The Asian Age
MAN JAILED FOR 2 YEARS FOR ABDUCTING GIRL
New Delhi: A Delhi court has awarded two- year jail term to a man and also imposed a fine of 2,000 on him for
` kidnapping an eight- yearold girl in 2010. The court said that the prosecution had successfully proved its case against the accused, Rihan. The court held him guilty for the offence punishable under Section 363 ( kidnapping) of the IPC. “I am of the opinion that ends of justice will be met,
if convict ( Rihan) be sentenced for the period of two years rigorous imprisonment
and burdened with some fine,” the court noted in its judgment. The court, however, acquitted him of the charge of causing hurt by means of poison, with intent to commit an offence under Section 328 of the IPC, saying that his medical report could not prove the same.
It did not rely on the victim’s testimony that he was
given some intoxicating tablets because of which she became semi- conscious. “This shows that there is every possibility that the child was tutored by someone, otherwise it is not possible for such a tot to recog
nise the tablets,” the court said. According to the prosecution, on April 3, 2010 a
missing complaint was lodged by one Gyas Ahmed that his niece did not return
after he went to play outside his house the previous day. Later, Ahmed received a call from someone who
informed him about his niece’s location. When the search was conducted, the child was found at a nearby
mosque, in a semi- conscious state.