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Youth convicted under POCSO for raping minor

Monday, February 11, 2019
By Tariq Khan

The Special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court in Mumbai  convicted for  a 25-year-old man under the POCSO Act 2012 for raping a 15-year-old girl. The accused is the neighbour of the victim girl.

Public Prosecutor Rakesh Tiwari said that the accused Amit Maruti Kamble (25), was found guilty under Section 376 (2),363, 366 (A), 506(II) IPC with Sections 4 of the POCSO Act. He was sentenced to Rigorous Imprisonment for 7 years and a fine 50,000, in default payment of fine he shall undergo rigorous imprisonment for one year.

According to Police Inspector Gove of Bhandup police station, “The girl lived with her parents in Bhandup. On June 16, 2016, the accused youth told victim that he has a photo of the victim talking to boys and asked her to come to Panchsheel Ramabai Nagar in Bhandup (West). Later, the accused met the victim at the said spot and took her to a nearby forested area and forced himself on her. The victim objected to the accused attempts. However, the accused threatened the victim not to shout and later took the victim to a hut-like structure and forcefully raped the victim inside the hut.”

Investigation Officer of Bhandup Police Station registered an FIR against the accused. “Circumstantial evidence was collected and a chargesheet was submitted to the court. All the evidence and witness statements which were collected from the spot was well presented in court and on that basis the accused was convicted,” said Public Prosecutor Rakesh Tiwari.

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