Mayabunder POCSO Court Convicts One for Life to Rape minor Sister-In-Law

Port Blair, Mar 26: The Hon’ble Additional Sessions Judge -cum- Special Judge under POCSO Act, North & Middle Andaman, Mayabunder has sentenced one to undergo imprisonment for life for the offence under section 6 of POCSO Act, 2012 and provision under section 376 IPC and also to pay fine of Rs. 2,00,000/-.
As per details available here, the prosecution case as bring out and envisioned by the written statement lodged by the victim girl herself against the accused person before the Police Station Billiground and the factual matrix as reflected in a nut-shell is that the accused person is the brother-in-law.
The victim girl visited the house of accused in the year 2020 and when victim girl was sleeping, the culprit has committed the misdeed. The accused has committed the offence of aggravated penetrative sexual assault to his own sister-in-law and in this way the prosecution has been able to substantiate the case beyond the shadow of any reasonable doubt.
Accordingly, Shri. Jimut Bahan Biswas, Hon’ble Additional Sessions Judge -cum- Special Judge under POCSO Act, North & Middle Andaman, Mayabunder has found guilty the accused person, namely, Shri: Nando Mondal (37 years), S/o Shri. Debendranath Mondal R/o Curtburt Bay under PS Billiground and sentenced him to undergo imprisonment for life for the offence under section 6 of POCSO Act, 2012 and provision under section 376 IPC and also to pay fine of Rs. 2,00,000/- (rupees two lakhs), out of which 90% amount is to be paid to the victim as compensation u/s. 357 Cr.P.C, in default of payment he will have to undergo rigorous imprisonment for one year more.
For the rehabilitation of victim girl, an amount of Rs.5,00,000/- (rupees five lakhs) h been awarded as compensation as per provision u/sec. 357A read- with section 33 (8) of POCSO Act which will be paid by the Government from Government fund as provided under 7(4) of POCSO rule.
The entire case was investigated by Probationary SI Arthi Roy under the guidance of SI Deben Kumar Roy, former SHO of Police Station Billiground which was appreciated for good performance. The prosecution case was conducted by Shri. Keshab Ch. Mondal, Learned Special Public Prosecutor (POCSO) Act.

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