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Sexual assault of minor girl : 40-year-old jail term for TN man

- September 30, 2022

Chennai, Sept 30 (BPNS)

The Dindigul Mahila court has sentenced a 32-year-old man, Vinoth to 40 years of rigorous imprisonment for sexually assaulting a minor girl. The incident occurred in 2016. A 37-year-old woman accomplice of the person was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

The All Woman police station in Dindigul had registered a case against Vinoth (32) and Savitha (37) on November 28, 2016, for sexually assaulting a minor girl in his neighbourhood.

Justice Saran of the Dindigul Woman’s court fined Vinoth Rs 40,000 in addition to 40 years of imprisonment and Savitha Rs 10,000 in addition to 10 years of imprisonment.

The duo was charged under Sections 366 (kidnapping, abducting, or inducing woman to compel her marriage) and 368 ( wrongfully concealing or keeping in confinement, kidnapped or abducted) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 6 (Punishment for aggravated penetrative sexual assault ) of the POCSO Act.