Monday, November 28, 2005

Nepalese Convicts 4-yr RI for raping minor

New Delhi, Nov 28: A nepalese national has been sentenced by a local court here to four years rigorous imprisonment and has also been fined Rs 20,000 for raping a minor girl almost five years ago Indian news paper reports .
While delivering the sentence and voicing concern over the alarming rise in crime against women, Additional District and Sessions Judge Swarna Kanta Mehra observed that “such inhuman crimes against women are ever increasing and the courts cannot remain silent and uninvolved in such incidents”.
Prosecution had argued that the accused, Ganesh, a resident of Mohinder Nagar in Nepal visited his sister’s rented house in Malviya Nagar, South Delhi on December 23, 2001.
On seeing the girl, a student of class seven and his sister’s neighbour, the accused lured her away from the garden where she was playing, and raped her.
While slapping the fine on the accused, the judge also said, “The larger interests of the society need to be taken into consideration. The court’s social responsibility is not limited to deciding whether a person is guilty of an offence or not, but it also keeps in mind the social need of the society”.

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