12 years in jail for man who raped stepdaughter
SHIMLA: A Himachal court on Thursday sentenced a 55-yearold man to 12-year imprisonment for raping his stepdaughter and imposed a fine of ₹25,000. The orders were passed by special judge LD Sharma.
The accused had married the victim’s mother after her husband died a few years ago and the three were living together. The 12-year-old girl had alleged that her stepfather sexually assaulted her for the first time on July 7, 2015 when her pregnant mother was hospitalised for her delivery.
The girl further said that accused again abused her on the intervening night of July 14 and July 15, 2015. She then told her aunt about the incident, who then went to the police. A case was registered under Section 376 of the Ipcand relevant sections of the POCSO Act.
After investigation was completed, the police had put up a challan in a special court.