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56-year-old Man Sentenced to Life for Raping Stepdaughter

The case, registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, was investigated by police on a complaint by the girl and her mother.

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Updated:December 29, 2018, 8:23 PM IST
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56-year-old Man Sentenced to Life for Raping Stepdaughter
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Kasaragod: A 56-year-old man was sentenced to life on Saturday by a court here for raping his minor stepdaughter in April this year.

The Kasaragod District Additional Sessions Court I judge PS Sasikumar, who delivered the judgement, also slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on the man.

The prosecution case was that the accused, Abdul Kareem, dragged away his 13-year-old stepdaughter away from her mother while they were asleep at their home here, threatened her with a knife and committed the crime in the early hours of April 2.

The case, registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, was investigated by police on a complaint by the girl and her mother.

The class 8 girl is presently at a shelter home in Nileshwaram in the district.
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