The Asian Age



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.

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