Chandigarh: A local court sentenced 5 men 25 years rigorous imprisonment for raping a teen.Two-and-a-half years after abducting and raping a 17-year-old Mauli Jagran girl, the court pronounce verdict here on Tuesday.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2.15 lakh each on them, of which Rs 2 lakh will be given to the victim as compensation.
According to Hindustan Times , the convicts have been identified as Chandrashekar, 18, of Railway Colony, Mauli Jagran; Bansi, 35, of Manimajra; Surjit Singh, 35, and Shekar Rana, 20, of Faidan village; and Sahil Verma, 22, of Sector 68, Mohali. Earlier on February 23, the court of additional district and sessions judge Poonam R Joshi had held them guilty.The case dates back to September 11, 2015. The victim used to study in Class 12 at that time.
In her complaint to police, the victim’s mother had alleged that her daughter was returning from tuition around 7pm when four men abducted her. They took her to a forest behind Kalagram where they took turns to rape her before leaving her there and fleeing.
The girl managed to return home around 11pm and narrated the incident to her mother, who filed a complaint the next day. The victim was medically examined at Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, where doctors found injury marks on her body.
Acting on the woman’s complaint, the accused were booked under Sections 363 (abduction), 376 (rape) and 376D (gangrape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) besides Sections 4 (penetrative sexual assault), 8 (sexual assault) and 12 (sexual harassment) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at the Manimajra police station.
They were held guilty under Sections 376D, 363 and 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her marriage) of the IPC.