Court sentences rapist to 7 yr RI

BOMDILA, 14 Jul: The district and sessions court here in West Kameng district on Wednesday sentenced a man to seven years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) and imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on him for raping a girl.

The court convicted Gopal Kino, a native of Numora in Pakke-Kessang district, under Section 376 IPC.

The incident took place in October 2012, when the victim was proceeding towards the Passo river for a bath.

The incident was reported to the Seijosa police, and a case (No 20/13 u/s 376 IPC) was registered. The medical examination of the girl was conducted at the Seijosa CHC.

The court directed the Pakke-Kessang police to shift the convict from the judicial custody here to the Jully jail in Itanagar. (DIPRO)