Guwahati: A local court on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment for raping his own 11-year-old girl relative in Assam’s Dhubri.
The incident took place at Ramnathpara under the Tamarhat police station.
The convict was found guilty of raping a minor girl in August 2021.
P Kataki, Additional Sessions Judge and Special Judge under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act), Dhubri, issued the order.
The Special Judge of POCSO cases, Kataki, has slapped a fine of Rs. 1 lakh on the convict.
In addition, the court imposed a Rs 1 lakh punishment on the accused and also directed that, in default of payment of the fine, the prisoner would be imprisoned for an additional year.
According to sources, the culprit raped a minor girl on August 31, 2021, and he is an uncle of the victim girl. However, when the victim girl started crying, the accused handed her Rs. 100 and a chips packet.
Later, the victim described the incident to her mother. The victim girl’s mother immediately lodged an FIR at the Tamarhat police station against the culprit.