Man sentenced to 17 years imprisonment for sexual assault on minor boy

Thodupuzha: A POCSO court here sentenced a youth to 17 years in prison and slapped a fine of Rs 3 lakh for sexually assaulting a minor boy. Peerumedu Karadikuzhi Aneesh Kumar (21) was convicted by Thodupuzha POCSO Special Court on Thursday. He will have to serve 300 days of imprisonment for failing to pay the fine.

The incident took place in March 2017. As per the case, Aneesh sexually assaulted a Plus-One student multiple times. For this, the penalty is seven years' rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1 lakh. He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 2 lakh for repeated assault. A total of 10 years imprisonment will be sufficient altogether. The court directed the District Legal Services Authority to provide compensation of Rs 1.5 lakh for the rehabilitation of the child.

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