Coimbatore

Man sentenced to 32 years imprisonment for marrying and sexually assaulting minor girl

A 33-year-old man was sentenced to 32 years of imprisonment by Special Court for the Trial of POCSO cases for marrying and sexually assaulting a minor girl.

According to the police, the accused S. Arunraj alias Arunkumar, a daily wager, took the girl to Chennai, married and sexually assaulted her in July 2015.. Based on the complaint from the victim’s parents, the Kitchipalayam police registered a case and arrested Arunraj. The court also imposed a fine of ₹ 36,000 on him. 

The sentence and fine include 20 years in prison and a fine of ₹20,000 under the POCSO Act, seven years in prison and a fine of ₹10,000 under Section 366 of the IPC, three years in prison and a fine of ₹5,000 under Section 363 of the IPC, and two years in prison and a fine of ₹1,000 under Section 9 of the Child Marriage Restraint Act.


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