Lucknow : A 15-year-old girl was raped in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh, two years ago. The accused tortured the victim for six to seven months in a row. This led to a tragic incident after the victim became pregnant. The accused used to threaten to kill the victim. The victim’s mother had lodged a complaint at the police station. The case has been in court for the past two years. The court has finally sentenced the accused to life imprisonment. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1.5 lakh on the accused. If the accused does not pay the fine, he will have to serve another six months in jail, the court said.
What exactly is the case?
The incident took place in a village within the Thane limits of Shaktinagar police station in Sonbhadra. The victim’s mother had lodged a complaint with the police station on October 1, 2019. The accused is identified as Deepak Bharti. Deepak Bharti had been abusing his daughter for the last six to seven months by threatening to kill her. The victim, who was studying in class VIII, got pregnant due to his misdeeds, the victim’s law police had said. Considering the seriousness of the incident, the police filed a case against the accused under the Poxo Act. Police also handcuffed the accused.
While investigating, the police found some evidence against the accused. Based on this evidence, the police filed a chargesheet in the court. The case has been pending in the court for the last one and a half to two years. The court heard arguments from both sides. After hearing arguments from both sides, the court delivered its verdict today.
What is the exact result of the court?
The court convicted Deepak Bharti, citing specific issues raised by the lawyers of both the parties. The accused was also sentenced to life imprisonment. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1.5 lakh on the accused. The court also said that if the accused did not pay the fine, he would have to serve an additional six months imprisonment. Also, the entire amount of the fine will be paid to the victim, ”the court ruled.
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There has been a huge increase in the incidence of violence against women in the country. A few days ago, a horrific incident of rape took place in Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra. The incident was reminiscent of the horrific Nirbhaya massacre in Delhi. This was followed by the shocking incident of a minor girl being raped by more than 30 people in Dombivali. Apart from this, many incidents of rape and atrocities against women are being reported across the country.
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