Rapist gets 7-yr term
Srinagar, May 24: The Principal District and Sessions Court here awarded seven years rigorous imprisonment to a rapist.
The Principal District and Sessions Judge, Bansi Lal Bhat convicted Abdul Qayoom Mir of Goripora Safa Kadal for raping a minor and imposed a fine of Rs 1000 on him.
“I find it appropriate to award sentence under section 376 RPC. The accused is sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for seven years and a fine of Rs 1000,” the Judge said while announcing the conviction order.
In case the accused failed to pay the fine, he should be sent to three months simple imprisonment, court said.
On September 2, 2000, Mir abducted a minor girl and later raped her. Subsequently, the girl filed a complaint before police station Safa Kadal under section 342 and 376 of RPC. Police initiated the investigation and arrested the accused. Police filed the charge sheet before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar, who committed the case to Sessions Court.
In the Sessions Court the victim’s counsel pleaded for life sentence to the accused. “Offence of rape is a crime against whole society and it inflicts serious trauma on the soul of the victim,” girl’s counsel said.
However, the defence lawyer prayed for lenient sentence.
While concluding the trial in the case, the court said it was established that the victim was an unmarried girl and belonged to a poor family.
Court observed that rape was the worst crime against women, which destroys the life of the victim. The Sessions Judge taking into account the evidence against the accused convicted him for seven years of rigorous imprisonment.
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