Rajasthan Court Sentences Man to 20 Years in Jail for Rape

A court here has sentenced a man to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment for raping a minor girl in 2021.

POCSO court Judge Tara Agarwal found Kajod Mal guilty of committing the crime and besides sentencing him to 20 years in jail, also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on him, Special Public Prosecutor Rakesh Mehrishi said on Thursday.

He said the girl had lodged a complaint in March 2021 against her mother for selling her to Mal for Rs 2 lakh and forcibly marrying her. The girl also said the accused used to beat her and raped her, Mehrishi said.

After an initial investigation, a case was registered in September 2021, and Mal was arrested. The court gave the benefit of the doubt to the victim’s mother and discharged her, he said.

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