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Man Sentenced To 14 Years’ imprisonment For Raping Minor In J&K

February 29 (WD) In Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district, a man was sentenced to 14 years of rigorous imprisonment by a court on Wednesday for raping an eight-year-old girl in September 2017, according to a police spokesman.

The Principal Sessions court in Udhampur also levied a fine of Rs 25,000 on the convict, Subash, a resident of a village in Ramnagar town.

Considering all relevant facts and circumstances, as well as the aggravating and mitigating factors of the case, the court ordered the convict to undergo 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs 10,000 for the offence under Section 363 (kidnapping) of the Ranbir Penal Code.

Additionally, the court mandated 14 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 15,000 for the offence under Section 376 (rape) of the RPC. Both sentences are to run concurrently, as stated by the spokesman, citing the judgment.

In case of default in payment, the convicted individual will face a further six months of rigorous imprisonment, the spokesman added.

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