Early Times Report
Jammu, May 17: Principal Sessions Judge Bhaderwah MK Sharma today awarded 15 years RI and fine Rs 5000 to Rohit Kumar @ Makhnoo S/O Amar Nath R/O Manthla Tehsil Bhderwah, at present House no.50, Lane 28, Bikram Chowk, Jammu who was booked for raping his niece.
The Judge after hearing PP Manju sharma for the state whereas Adv Bhawan Kumar for the accused observed that in the instant case, undoubtedly the convict is found guilty of committing rape on a minor girl of 15 years. But then, there is no other violence involved in commission of the offence. No other criminal case is alleged to be pending against the convict. The conduct of the convict in jail has been satisfactory and taking into consideration the aggravating and mitigating circumstances, the convict Rohit Kumar is sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for fifteen years and fine of Rs. 5000/- for the commission of offence under section 376(2)(i) RPC, rigorous imprisonment for three years and fine of Rs. 2000/- for the commission of offence under section 363 RPC. Both the sentences shall run concurrently.