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UP Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Jail for Raping 8-year-old Girl in 2019

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The rape case was registered on a complaint from the girl's mother, and Amit Kumar was arrested under the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

A court here has sentenced a man to 20 years imprisonment for raping an eight-year-old girl in 2019. Additional District and Sessions Judge (POCSO) Pawan Kumar Sharma on Wednesday also imposed a fine of Rs 24,000 on Amit Kumar alias Chhotan.

The girl was raped on October 27, 2019, in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Banda district. She was eight years old then, according to the prosecution.

The rape case was registered on a complaint from the girl's mother, and Kumar was arrested under the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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first published:March 11, 2021, 11:41 IST