Kozhikode Court Sentences Man to Cumulative 29 Yrs Imprisonment for Sexual Assaulting Minor Girl

A court in Kozhikode (Kerala) has sentenced a 62-year-old man to a cumulative 29 years imprisonment for sexually assaulting a class 8 student who also happens to be his relative at his residence near Nadapuram in February 2023

The Nadapuram Fast Track Special Court (POCSO) judge Suhaib M delivered varying durations of imprisonment under different provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, totaling 29 years, stated Public Prosecutor (PP) Manoj Aroor.

However, as the sentences are to be served concurrently and the highest of the jail terms given to the man is 20 years, he will serve 20 years in prison, Aroor stated.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1.25 lakh on the convict, according to the prosecutor.
The crime took place in February 2023 when the girl visited the man at his home during the preparations for his son’s wedding, the PP mentioned. The man took her to the top floor of his house under the guise of creating a list of dishes to be served during the wedding and sexually assaulted her, the prosecutor detailed. As a result of the incident, the girl fell into mental depression and is still undergoing treatment for it, he added.

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