Muzaffarnagar (U.P.): Six men were sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here for castrating a youth who resisted their attempts to have sex with him.

Additional District Judge C.K. Kulshrestha held Mehboob, Rahis, Rafiq, Saeed, Nawab and Noshad guilty under Section 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons) of the IPC and also imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000 each on them on Friday.

According to the prosecution, the six castrated 20-year-old Rafat Salim in Budhana town of the district on August 13, 1999, after he refused their sexual overtures. — PTI