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Courts sentence rapists

New Delhi, Mar 03: Three courts in Delhi, Coimbatore and Moga have sentenced three rapists for rape of minors.

10 yrs imprisonment for rape of minor in Coimbatore

A 57-year old watchman was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for 10 years, on charges of raping two school-going minor girls 18 months ago at nearby Tirupur in Coimbatore.

The prosecution case was that the watchman had taken the girls to his room on August 6, 2003, and raped them.

The case was going on in the Mahila court here. Judge Kalavati sentenced the accused to imprisonment for ten years and also slapped a fine of Rs 4000.

Delhi court gives 2 yrs to minor’s rapist

A Delhi court has sentenced a man to two-years rigorous imprisonment for kidnapping and raping a 12-year old girl in 2004.

Additional sessions judge S K Kaushik also slapped a fine of Rs 4,000 on 21-year old Balwinder. However, his sentence was set off by the period he had already undergone in prison.

The court acquitted his mother, Usha, of charges of abetting the kidnapping of the minor prosecutrix, on grounds that the prosecution had failed to prove its case against her beyond reasonable doubt.

According to the state, on the morning of Feb 3, 2004, the girl left for school, but did not return home.

Her father then registered an FIR with the Najafgarh police in south-west Delhi, alleging that Balwinder, who had also gone missing, had kidnapped his daughter.

About 10 days later, the police managed to trace the accused and the victim to Lakhanpur in Jammu, and brought them to the capital.

The accused has been in judicial custody since then.

Moga court sentences minor’s rapist to 7-yr RI

A Moga court today sentenced a man to seven years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000 on charges of raping a minor.

Accused Shyam Lal alias Shama was arrested by police following the victim`s complaint that she was kidnapped by the accused while returning home from her tuition class on August 19, 2003. She was later allowed to return home.

The case was registered four days later when the victim told her parents of the incident.

The orders were handed down by additional sessions judge H P Singh.