Man sentenced to 20 yrs for minor’s rape

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A man was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment along with a penalty of Rs 37,500 by a local court here in Mirzapur on Wednesday for the rape of a minor girl, prosecution sources said.

Prosecution sources said that on March 23 a man lodged a complaint that one Riyaz Ali forcibly took his minor daughter with him in an auto-rickshaw and raped her.

“On the basis of the complaint the police lodged a case, arrested Riyaz and sent him to jail,” they said.

Prosecution sources said that the Special Judge (Pocso Act) Vayu Nandan Mishra on the basis of the evidence presented by the prosecution side and the testimony of the witnesses held Riyaz guilty in the open court.

Prosecution sources said that rejecting the arguments of the defence counsel sentenced Riyaz to 20 years imprisonment and penalty. “Riyaz was sent to jail after being convicted by the court,” they said.

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