Jharkhand Man Gets Life for Rape & Forced Conversion of Minor

A special POCSO court in Jharkhand has sentenced tempo driver Raja Ansari to life imprisonment for the abduction, rape, forced feeding of beef and conversion of a minor girl, Hindi daily Prabhat Khabar reports.

Judge Piyush Kumar sentenced Raja Ansari, resident of Chouthai Kulhi, to maximum punishment of life imprisonment under Section 4 of POCSO (Punishment for penetrative sexual assault) and 10 years imprisonment under IPC 366A (Procuration of minor girl for illicit intercourse). Both sentences will run concurrently. The convict has also been ordered to pay two separate fines of Rs. 50,000 & Rs, 25,000 to the victim.

The girl left her house at 8.30 AM on 20 July, 2017 to go to sewing class, but never returned. On 5 Aug 2017, her father got information that her daughter was being held by Ansari in Jharia town of Dhanbad district. Police recovered the girl from there.


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