A 34-year-old man on Friday was sentenced to jail for three years by a special POCSO court for sexually assaulting his minor niece- daughter of his wife’s sister. As per the report, a case was filed against the man in 2019 after the minor girl’s family came to know about the incident of sexual assault.
As per the prosecution case, the victim’s mother had asked the accused to drop the girl at her mother’s home in Sewree. The man went to her home, took the girl in the afternoon, and then allegedly dropped her at her maternal grandmother’s place in the evening.
After reaching home, the girl narrated the incidents to her grandmother. The victim told her grandmother that they made her drink beer and sexually assaulted her, as reported by the Hindustan Times. The grandmother further alerted the girl’s mother about the incident. The man’s wife was also informed about the same. A case was filed in this regard with the police. The incident reportedly took place on January 12, 2019.
The defense had claimed that the relation between the accused and the complainant’s families was strained due to a property dispute and added that the witnesses would deny the same to help their case. It was also alleged that the minor had exaggerated her statement to help her case.
The court refused to accept the defense and observed that the accused has not been able to bring any evidence to show he was falsely implicated and sentenced the accused to imprisonment.