Kasargod: Youth gets 189 years jail term for sexual assault of 2 boys, their minor sister

Daijiworld Media Network - Kasaragod

Kasaragod, Dec 1: A 25-year-old man was sentenced to 189 years of imprisonment on Friday, December 1, for sexually assaulting two minor boys and their minor sister over three years here.

The convict is the son of the siblings' father's sister and resides in Balal grama panchayat.

Hosadurg Fast Track Special Court Judge C Suresh found the man guilty of 21 charges of sexual assault, kidnapping, and threatening, said public prosecutor A Gangadharan.

The convict would serve only 20 years in prison as the sentences would run concurrently, the judge said.

The crime came to light after a neighbour found the man's behaviour around the children fishy and he informed their school teacher. The teacher called in a counsellor from the Childline, said Gangadharan.

The boys opened up to the counsellor but the girl did not. But when the police came, she shared her ordeal with the lady officer and the police registered three cases against the man under various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Indian Penal Code.

The cousin was sentenced to 74 years of imprisonment and fined Rs 1.45 lac for sexually assaulting the girl, aged 7 years, in 2019. The girl was assaulted in his house, in a nearby forest, and at the pump house of the community drinking water project.

The cousin was found guilty of repeated penetrative sexual assault of a girl under 12 years of age under Section 5 (l), (m), and (n) and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment of 20 years each and fined Rs 40,000 each under Section 6 of the POCSO Act.

The judge also ruled that if the convict fails to pay up the fine, the latter will have to serve an additional three months of jail term. The court also found him guilty of kidnapping and sentenced him to three years of imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 under Section 363 of IPC.

If the fine is not paid, he will have to serve one month in prison. He was sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs 20,000 for trafficking a minor under Section 370 (4) of IPC. If the fine is not paid, he will have to serve another three months in prison. He was sentenced to one year of imprisonment for criminal intimidation.

The judge said that the sentences of imprisonment in the event of the convict not paying the fine would run consecutively, but the substantive sentences would run concurrently. The court found the cousin guilty of 10 charges of sexual assault of the girl's nine-year-old brother in 2019. It sentenced him to a total of 96 years in prison and slapped a fine of Rs 2.15 lac.

The cousin was sentenced to another 19 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting the girl's 14-year-old brother in 2022. He took the boy home on his scooter and assaulted him, said the prosecutor.

Since the sentences would run concurrently, he would have to serve only 20 years. The then sub-inspector of Vellarikundu police station Vijayakumar arrested the cousin and investigated the case before submitting the charge sheet.




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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Dec 02 2023

    the youth gets 189 years jail term .... but the sentences will run simultaneously and end in 20 years ... he will come out at 45 years of age and may continue sexual crimes against minors ... it is better to castrate him before being released from jail ...

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  • Subhas D.K., Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 02 2023

    Name not disclosed. So its obvious. The nature of the crime and the victims. Boys!!! Seriously???

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  • Thousif, Mangalore, bolar

    Sat, Dec 02 2023

    It is in there culture rape and murder.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, Dec 02 2023

    Why feed this Rapist ...

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  • shane, mangalore

    Sat, Dec 02 2023

    he should die in prison , he is a monster of enduring such traumatic experience to those children and spoling thier pure minds, let him die in prison and never ever come out

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Dec 02 2023

    Horrible In whole India is become Heaven for rapists ,assaulters without being punished hard.Is it the water in India makes all these men wild?Or when they see women ,girls cant control themselves?All of them should have got utter punishment instead of feeding them till their life end.A sign to other rapists to hold back.This puishment is a laughing number.

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