Palghar, Aug 30 : A 27-year-old man from Vasai of the district has been pronounced life imprisonment for raping a minor by the Vasai court here.
Special judge A U Kadam, said the accused Ghanashyam Gupta was found guilty under POCSO for kidnapping and rape of a four-year-old girl. He was also fined Rs 1,000. The judge also ordered that the victim be paid compensation by the District Legal Aid Services.
APP Kadambini Khandagale said on June 23, 2017 the victim had gone to the house of one of her relatives. While playing the accused wooed her by giving a chocolate and took her to an isolated place and raped her.
Her family members searched for her and found her crying near the house in an isolated place and the girl who was shell shocked and frightened narrated the incident to them after which the police complaint was filed and the accused arrested. (UNI)