Deccan Chronicle

22-YR-OLD GETS SENTENCE TO JAIL FOR RAPE

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A 22-year-old who sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl under the pretext of marriage was sentenced to life imprisonme­nt by a local court in LB Nagar on Friday. The court also imposed a fine of `15,000 on him.

The accused, Kampelly Tirupathi, a technician, befriended the victim, took her to his relative’s house and married her there. He kept her in a rented home and sexually assaulted her.

Police said Tirupathi knew thta marrying a minor was an offence. Based on the complaint from the victim's mother, the Jawaharnag­ar police booked a case of kidnap and traced her and arrested Tirupathi.

Rachakonda police commission­er Mahesh M Bhagwat, appreciate­d the police officers for their efforts in getting conviction and announced reward to them.

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