Guwahati: A man was sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a nine-year-old girl, by a local court in Assam’s Dhubri district on Wednesday.
The Dhubri Additional Sessions Judge cum Special Judge, POCSO, P Kataki convicted the 63-year-old man under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act for raping the 9-year-old girl and sentenced him to life imprisonment.
However, the man was slapped with a fine of Rs 50,000 under Section 6 of the POCSO Act, officials stated.
As per sources, a man raped a minor girl eight months ago when the child was alone at her home. The victim informed her family members about the incident later and they along with the villagers nabbed the accused and registered a complaint with the police against him.
Following the complaint, the police registered a case against the accused under various sections of the POCSO Act.