Imphal, January 6: A special court in Imphal West awarded 20 years of rigorous imprisonment to a man who allegedly raped his minor niece five years ago and also slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on the convict.
The accused identified as RK Achouba (40) is a resident of Moirangkhom area in Imphal West.
Reportedly, Achouba raped his 5-year-old niece on January 6, 2014, when her parents had gone to attend a marriage ceremony. After the incident. the private parts of the victim were severely injured.
The incident came to light after the victim shared her ordeal with her parents following which, the mother lodged a complaint in a police station and based on the complaint Achouba was arrested.
In the month of May 2015, after the investigating officer of the case submitted the charge sheet related to the case, the court framed charges against him.
The court convicted him under section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POSCO) and on Saturday announced the punishment.