YUPIA, 31 May: The special POCSO court here in Papum Pare district sentenced a 31-year-old man from Daflagarh village in Assam’s Gohpur to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment under the POCSO Act and the IPC for raping a minor girl.
The court convicted accused Biki Mirdha under Sections 376 (3) of the IPC and Section 6 of the POCSO Act, and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000.
The incident had taken place on 1 December, 2018. The elder brother of the victim had lodged a complaint with the Itanagar women police station OC the next day of the incident, stating that the accused raped his 13-year-old sister and threatened to kill her if she spoke about the incident to anybody.
Accordingly, the OC registered the case and endorsed it to SI L Pertin for investigation.
The accused was arrested on the day of filing of the FIR. He was handed over to the police by the complainant.
The IO filed the chargesheet against the accused under Section 506 of the IPC and Section 6 of the POCSO Act, 2012.
In another case, the same court on Tuesday sentenced a 47-year-old man to rigorous life imprisonment for raping a 14-year-old girl.
The special judge held accused Tadar Tarak, of Nirjuli village, guilty of committing offences of kidnapping and aggravated penetrative sexual assault, and convicted the accused under Section 363 of the IPC and Section 6 of the POCSO Act. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on him. The convict will have to undergo further simple imprisonment for six months if he fails to pay the fine. The sentences of jail imprisonment awarded under both the sections shall run concurrently.
The court further sentenced the accused to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment for kidnapping under Section 363 of the IPC and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000. In default, he will have to undergo further simple jail imprisonment of three months, the court order said.
The father of the victim had lodged a complaint at the Nirjuli police station, stating that, on 27 January, 2017, at around 6:40 pm, one Tadar Tarak had kidnapped and illegally confined his 14-year-old mentally-challenged daughter.
Accordingly, the OC of the Nirjuli police station registered a case u/s 365/376 (2) (i) (j) (l) IPC r/w Section 8 of the POCSO Act, and the case was endorsed to SI O Lego for investigation.
After completion of the investigation, the IO had filed the chargesheet under Section 365, 376 (2) (i) (l) of the IPC and Section 6 of the POCSO Act.
The court further directed the Papum Pare District Legal Services Authority to take necessary steps for providing compensation to the victims as per the Arunachal Pradesh Victim Compensation, Act, 2011, if not already provided.