Palakkad man gets 65 years rigorous imprisonment for sexually assaulting minor girl

Appu, the convict in Mulanjoor minor sexual assault case

Pattambi: The Fast Track Special Court (POCSO) here in Palakkad on Wednesday sentenced a 72-year-old man to 65 years of rigorous imprisonment on charges of sexually abusing a minor girl.
Judge Satish Kumar also imposed a penalty of Rs 2,00,000 on the convict that should be provided to the victim.

The sentence pertains to the crime that happened in 2020. The convict Appu who hails from Mulanjoor near Ottapalam sexually assaulted the eight-year-old girl in his kitchen.

The convict committed the crime when he was 70. Notably, the victim was his kin. The child shared the ordeal faced with her parents, which turned crucial in the case.

Chavakkad native sentenced to 40 years imprisonment

Meanwhile, in another related development, the Fast Track Special Court (POCSO) in Kunnamkulam slapped Chavakkad native Sayeed Muhammad with 40 years of rigorous imprisonment and a Rs 1 lakh fine for sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl in his neighbourhood.

The incident took place in 2017. The victim's parents while going for a job used to entrust her to the convict for caretaking and he molested the girl one day. The crime came to light as the girl disclosed the matter after developing health issues.

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