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Convicted for harassing SC girl

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chandran, 56, a native of Kottukal in the district, who was found guilty of kidnapping and raping a 16-year-old girl belonging to the Scheduled Caste community, has been sentenced to a total of 15 years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 35,000 under various sections.

Thiruvananthapuram Principal Sessions Judge D.Pappachan announced the sentence on Thursday.The court also ordered a compensation of Rs 25,000 to the victim.Chandran was sentenced to seven years imprisonment and Rs 25,000 fine on charges of rape, five years rigorous imprisonment and Rs 5,000 fine on charges of abduction and three years rigorous imprisonment and Rs 5,000 under the Prevention of Atrocities on SC/ST Act. The incident pertaining to the case occurred in April, 2001.