Rest house owner awarded life imprisonment in rape case

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Udaipur, Apr 30 (UNI) A fast track court awarded life imprisonment to a local rest house owner today for raping a British scribe.

Fast track court(No 1) Judge Brajendra Jain convicted Parbat Singh for raping the victim in his rest house room in Chandpol area here on December 23,2007.

According to the prosecution, the victim, who came Udaipur on a trip, was staying in the rest house for some days. The accused sneaked in her room on pretext to provide blanket to her.

Victim lodged an FIR at the Ambamata police station with intervention from the British High Commission in the country.

The chargesheet in the case was filed before the court on January 14,2008 and the court after hearing the prosecution, the defence and 14 witnesses convicted Parbat Singh.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 35,000 on him.

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