The court docket of extra district decide (POCSO Act), Pankaj Kumar Srivastava, on Thursday, pronounced life sentence for Bhupendra and imposed a penalty of Rs 20,000.
Pratapgarh Superintendent of Police Satpal Antil, who led the probe within the case, mentioned that the minor woman was raped underneath Kotwali police station space on August 13.
“We immediately formed teams, and based on surveillance, arrested Bhupendra. On the day of crime, the forensic team was called without wasting time and it was ensured that all vital evidence was preserved and then within a set time frame, the results were conducted by the lab,” mentioned Antil.
The forensic investigation confirmed rape of the woman. Later, the chargesheet was filed on September 3 underneath the costs of rape, kidnapping, abduction or inducing girl to compel her marriage together with the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, mentioned the officer.
The court docket started the trial of the case on September 12.
“We got a witness examination of all the eight conducted. On September 17, Bhupendra was produced in the court,” mentioned the SP.
The court docket framed the costs in opposition to him on September 21 and introduced the judgment on Thursday.
Public prosecutor Devesh Chandra Tripathi mentioned that on September 17, when the accused appeared for his statements to be recorded, he claimed to be a minor and positioned the tutorial certificates earlier than the court docket.
“But during the investigation, that certificate was found to be a forged document,” he mentioned.
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