Man gets 5 years’ Rigorous Imprisonment for sexually assaulting daughter

 In one of the speediest trials in a POCSO Act case, a city court has sentenced the father of a 13-year-old girl to five years of rigorous imprisonment for sexually assaulting her.

A fine of Rs 20,000 was also imposed on the 46-year old man, a roadside hawker, by Jimut Bahan Biswas, Special Judge (POCSO Act) at the Sealdah Court, yesterday.

According to the prosecution, the man subjected his daughter to sexual abuse. The ordeal started after her mother died in September 2017.

The girl went to her maternal grandparents and narrated her plight following which they filed a complaint at the Entally police station on March 11. The girl recorded her statement before a magistrate.

The process of filing of charge sheet by the police, trial before the court and sentencing were completed within nine days of filing of the complaint on March 11, Special Public Prosecutor, Sealdah Court, Vivek Sharma said today.

“This is one of the speediest convictions in a POCSO case in the country,” Sharma said.

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