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A youth has been sentenced to seven years in jail by a Delhi court for raping and robbing a woman in her house here.

Additional Sessions Judge Yashwant Kumar sentenced 28-year-old Kanhaiya saying those who commit the rape are “psychologically sadistic persons.”

“Sexual offences constitute an altogether different kind of crime which is the result of a perverse mind. Those who commit rape are psychologically sadistic persons exhibiting this tendency in the rape forcibly committed by them.

“While the murder destroys the physical frame of his victim, a rapist degrades and defiles the soul of a helpless female,” the judge said and also imposed a fine of Rs 30,000 on the convict.

City resident Kanhaiya was arrested by police in October 2005 on woman’s complaint, which alleged he had barged into her house in North-West Delhi, when she was alone and had raped her. She had added that he had also robbed her of her valuables after raping her.

The court convicted Kanhaiya saying the prosecution has been able to prove the case beyond doubt.

Kanhaiya’s counsel pleaded for leniency to his client saying he is the sole bread earner for his family and that he has been in jail since October 7, 2005.

The court, however, rejected his plea saying “none of the grounds justify imposition of less than minimum sentence in the present case.”

It also said out of Rs 30,000 fine, imposed on convict, Rs 25,000 would be given to the victim.

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