Man gets 7 yrs’ jail for sexual assault on teen
Aspecial Pocso Act court on Monday convicted and sentenced a 36-year-old man to seven years’ jail for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old neighbour. The prosecution’s case is that on July 8, 2015, the man called the girl to his house, showed her porn clips and sexually assaulted her. When she scream ed, her aunt and grandmother reached there and nabbed him. with that of the accused. The child is in a shelter home.
The survivor told the court that after the death of her mother’s sister, the wife of the accused, in 2015, it was decided that she would stay with her uncle and take care of his children. She said on February 2016, her uncle raped her and threatened to kill her if she told anyone about it. In the next few months, he raped her thrice. In July 2016, she went to live with her paternal aunt, who found that she was pregnant. When the girl narrated her ordeal, the aunt called her mother, and a police complaint was filed. —Rebecca Samervel