The Mahila Court docket in Tiruppur on Wednesday sentenced a 29-year-old man to double life time period for raping a minor woman and marrying her in 2016 close to Udumalpet within the district.
Based on police sources, the youth, who was 24 years outdated in 2016, was the relative of the sufferer, who was 14 years outdated on the time of the incident.
Based on sources, the accused’s mother and father and his aunt had threatened the sufferer’s mother and father to comply with the wedding between the accused and the sufferer. The kid marriage occurred on February 17, 2016, the sources mentioned.
The sufferer’s mom lodged a criticism on the Udumalpet All Girls Police Station and a case was registered in opposition to the youth. The accused’s mom, father and aunt together with sufferer’s mom and father had been booked below the Prohibition of Baby Marriage Act.
Decide V.P. Sugandhi pronounced the decision, by which the 29-year-old youth was sentenced to double life imprisonment for 2 provisions of the POCSO Act together with two years of rigorous imprisonment for baby marriage and 7 years of rigorous imprisonment for felony intimidation. These sentences will run concurrently. The accused’s mom and father had been sentenced to 2 years of rigorous imprisonment every for solemnising the kid marriage. The court docket additionally imposed a complete fantastic quantity of ₹ 30,000 for the accused and ₹ 2,000 every for his mom and father.
The sufferer’s mother and father and the accused’s aunt had been acquitted within the case. The court docket additionally directed the State authorities to pay a compensation of ₹4 lakh to the sufferer, in accordance with the sources.