Sessions Judge K.S Chandel sentenced Arun Kumar of Matuli village in Ramshehar sub-tehsil to seven-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs 20,000 for raping a Schoolgirl in September 2010, while another accused Kamal Kumar of Chaloni village was sentenced to one-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000.

Arun Kumar was charged with Section 376, 342, 363 and 366, IPC, for rape, wrongful confinement and kidnapping, while Kamal was found guilty of wrongful confinement and kidnapping the schoolgirl.

The victim, a student in Government Senior Secondary School, Chhiacchi, was going to her uncle’s shop during recess when Arun and Kamal forcibly took her on a bike to nearby Thyoda forests where she was restrained till sunset. They later took her to Roop Lal’s house and locked her with Arun where he raped her several times. The girl was rescued by Arun’s father who arrived there the next day at 4 am and left her at her house while taking his son along.


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