Man gets 10 years jail for raping minor

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New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A Delhi court has sentenced a man for 10 years jail for raping the minor daughter of his friend after entering his house, when her parents were not there and she was sleeping.

A fast-track court of Additional Sessions Judge M.C. Gupta recently awarded jail term to 28-year-old Krishna, a resident of Daulatpur in west Delhi.

The court also imposed Rs.16,000 fine on him for raping the 13-year-old girl two years ago, when her parents were not at home.

The court said: “I am of the considered opinion that the ends of justice can be met by sentencing convict Krishna to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 10 years.”

Krishna, an auto driver trespassed the house of his friend in sector 26 of Rohini area here when he and his wife were not present there, according to the prosecution. The accused gagged the mouth of victim with his hand and raped her.

The prosecution added that after hearing her cries, her siblings woke up and Krishna fled the spot.

The victim informed her parents about the incident when they returned home, and police were called. She had identified the accused when he was caught as she had seen his face at the time of the crime.

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