Haryana: 68-year-old gets 5-yr sentence for attempting to rape minor
(Sourced from PTI)
A special court for heinous crimes against women in Haryana's Hisar yesterday sentenced a 68-year-old man to five-year imprisonment for attempting to rape a 10-year-old girl last August. Additional District and Sessions Judge Dr Pankaj sentenced Ram Kumar and also slapped a fine of Rs. 5,000 on him. In case of default, Kumar would have to further undergo an imprisonment of one month.
According to the complaint lodged by the victim's father, on the fateful day, the girl, a Class 5 student, was going to school when Kumar grabbed her and took her behind an idol where he tried to rape her. Two passers-by had rescued the girl. Kumar was booked for attempt to rape and charged under relevant provisions of law including under POCSO Act.