Father of 8 daughters sentenced to life for raping minor

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New Delhi, Nov 3 (UNI) A local court today sentenced a man to ten years imprisonment for raping a five-year old girl and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 upon him.

According to prosecution, Ramkrishan--a father to eight daughters--raped the minor on August 5, 2004. The matter came to the noticewhen the victim's parents found her weeping in their jhuggi.

Rape was confirmed after medical examination of the victim and an FIR under section 376 of the IPC was registered against the accused.

After hearing the arguments of the prosecution and the defence, Additional Sessions Judge Ravinder Kaur found the accused guilty and while convicting him observed that the crime committed is against the society and will affect the ''soul'' of the victim throughout her life.

The offence is ''inhuman and barbaric'' and no leniency can be shown towards the accused, the judge added.

UNI

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