In a swift judgement, a man was today sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here for raping a five-year-old girl at Singhaul village in Begusarai district last month.
Begusarai Sessions Judge Parshuram Shukla sentenced Pappu Tanti to life imprisonment and imposed Rs 20,000 as fine on him for raping the minor on April 10.
The victim’s father lodged a case on April 15 following which Tanti was arrested from Kanpur on May 2.
The accused was produced before the Begusarai court on May 3 and chargesheet against him was submitted the very next day.
The court held hearings on a daily basis and pronounced the quantum of punishment this afternoon after holding him guilty yesterday.