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Udupi: Rapist sentenced to 27 years of rigorous imprisonment

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Apr 13: The district special court here, which had in its verdict dated April 10 found that the rape charge leveled against Arun Achari (32) were proved, had said that quantum of sentence would be announced on Friday April 12.

The court has now awarded 27 years of rigorous imprisonment to Achari. Achari was accused of tactfully kidnapping a girl who was facing certain mental disorders, leading her to his home and raping her. A complaint of rape had thereafter been registered in Manipal police station.

After the then circle inspector, Girish S V, investigated case and circle inspector, Sampath Kumar, had filed charge sheet. The details of sentence are ten years rigorous imprisonment (RI) and Rs 30,000 fine for rape, ten years RI and Rs 50,000 fine under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, and seven years RI and fine of Rs 30,000 for abduction. Except the imprisonment for abduction, the two other sentences will run concurrently. Out of the above fine, one lac rupees will have to be disbursed to the distressed girl and the remaining amount should be used for court costs, the judge said in the order.

As soon as the quantum of sentence was announced, the guilty, who was present in the court, shed tears. The judge mainly relied on DNA report, and statement of the girl when pronouncing the verdict. Achari has remained in judicial custody and his efforts to get bail during the last three years had failed.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    Why verdict prolongs in case of serial rapist and killer Mohan? He is still under interrogation even after so many years..

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  • tds, Manglore

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    The same punishment to be applied for the bail supporter

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    When a rapist proven guilty, the court should take the defense lawyer into accountability of fighting for a rape convict, the lawyer should be held for this liability ....
    Corrupt and greedy lawyers fight the case of rape accused, even when they know the truth ....

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    Yes... Very good comment.. They too are equally responsible in defending the rapist.

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  • Roshan Braganza, Mumbai

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    All sentences to run concurrently then max is 10 years . This case looks disputed , for any crimes where death is not involved handling 27 years is itself is barbaric , lower courts normally have judges who r extremely anti men and biased. Hope higher courts gives logical punishment . Here its said intercourses took place , but if man is poor he will not able to get good lawyers , so its hard to prove if it was consented . There might be possiblity girl eloped withr him and guy is nit ware she is not mentally fit , and had intimacy ( just as youngsters have ) , then later got trapped under the false case .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    Why feed him for 27 Years.
    Khel Khatam ...

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    Since three years he is applying for bail ! Shame on these lawyers who fight for rapists.

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  • Subhash Chnadra, Mangalore UAE

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    its because the system is broken ever since it was implemented in 60's

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