Kerala: A man gets a total of 40 years in jail for raping his minor step daughter

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Idukki fast track court judge T.G. Varghese on Tuesday sentenced the 41-year-old man to 40 years of imprisonment for different terms under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act.

Idukki. A Kerala court has sentenced a man to a total of 40 years in prison for raping his minor step-daughter. This case is of 2017 and the minor girl (15) had become pregnant after the rape. Idukki fast track court judge T.G. Varghese on Tuesday sentenced the 41-year-old man to 40 years of imprisonment for different terms under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act. Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Shijo Mon Joseph said that the sentences of different terms of imprisonment will run concurrently, so he will have to spend only 10 years in jail.

The prosecutor said that the man had also pressurized the step-daughter to have an abortion. The SPP said that the court also imposed a fine of Rs one lakh on the convict and directed the District Legal Services Authority to pay Rs 50,000 for the rehabilitation of the victim. The prosecutor pointed out that the offense had taken place in 2017 before the amendment in the POCSO Act, so the convict was given only 10 years of imprisonment. He said that after the amendment in the Act in 2019, there is a provision to punish at least 20 years under these crimes.

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