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Man found guilty of rape

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Principal Sessions Judge D. Pappachan on Wednesday found a 56-year-old man guilty of raping a 16-year-old Harijan girl at Kottukal in April 2001.

The prosecution case was that Chandran, a resident of Punnakkulam, Kottukal, abducted his neighbour Shobha to Ottasekharamangalam in the pretext of marrying her and exploited her sexually. Public prosecutor S.K. Ashok Kumar and advocates R. Ajaya Kumar and K. Vinod Sen appeared for the prosecution.