A fast track court in Kerala on Tuesday sentenced a 66-year old man to 81 years imprisonment for repeatedly raping and impregnating a minor girl in Idukki district of the state.
Besides the imprisonment, Special Judge (POCSO) T G Varghese also imposed a fine of ₹ 2.2 lakh on the convict.
However, as the sentences have to be served by the convict concurrently, he would be serving the highest jail term of 30 years imposed on him for impregnating the girl, Special Public Prosecutor S S Saneesh said.
The prosecutor said that the ordeal being faced by the girl came to light when she was taken to the hospital in October 2020, the doctors found that she was nearly six months pregnant. She was 15 years old then.
The prosecutor further said that the man was convicted based on the survivor’s statement and DNA evidence gathered from the terminated foetus which established that the accused was the one who raped the girl.