Youth sentenced to lifetime imprisonment for raping minor in Jorhat

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Jorhat, January 12: The Special Judge of Jorhat District and Sessions Judge, VK Chandak convicted a youth of raping a minor and sentenced him to lifetime imprisonment.

The youth Sanjib Mahili was convicted under Section 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012 on Thursday.

A fine of Rs 20,000 has also been slapped on Mahili.

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As per reports, the incident took place on May 6, 2015. The convict had reportedly taken the minor to his house to offer her a glass of water while she was going to school and committed the crime.

The Secretary of the District Legal Services Authority of Jorhat has been asked to pay adequate compensation to the parents of the victim.