POCSO case: TVM court penalises youth for 28 years of imprisonment


Representative image | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: A man who sexually assaulted a six-year-old girl has been sentenced to 28 years and six months of rigorous imprisonment and a Rs 60000 fine. If the culprit fails to pay the fine, another six months of imprisonment will be added.

The order was passed by the special judge R Jayakrishnan of the Thiruvananthapuram Fast Track Special Court handling cases on the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

During the nine months from August 2017 to April 2018, the child was repeatedly assaulted by Poonthura native Selji (23). The girl was threatened if she discloses her trauma to others. He also burnt the girl’s leg with the silencer of the bike. The child opened up about the incident when the mother inquired about the injury seen in the private parts of the child.

The court also ordered to hand over the compensation that the defendant pays to the child. The order also says that the child should be given compensation from the government’s relief fund. Special Public Prosecutor RS Vijay Mohan appeared for the prosecution.

Add Comment
Related Topics

Get daily updates from Mathrubhumi.com

Youtube
Telegram
Disclaimer: Kindly avoid objectionable, derogatory, unlawful and lewd comments, while responding to reports. Such comments are punishable under cyber laws. Please keep away from personal attacks. The opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of readers and not that of Mathrubhumi.