Hyderabad: 19-year-old gets 21 years imprisonment for raping 12-year-old girl

According to the police, the victim, a Class 5 student, who is also mentally challenged, was raped multiple times.

ByAjay Tomar

Published Aug 23, 2022 | 9:19 AMUpdatedAug 23, 2022 | 9:19 AM

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A Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court in Telangana’s Hyderabad sentenced a 19-year-old man to 21 years in jail after convicting him of raping a 12-year-old girl, an official of the Rachakonda Police department said on Monday, 22 August.

The court also imposed a fine of ₹2,500 and awarded compensation of ₹5 lakh to the victim.

A case was lodged at the Yadagirigutta police station on 7 March, 2020, against Mantri Nagesh for raping the Class 5 student, who is also mentally challenged.

“The incident came to light after the victim narrated her ordeal to her parents,” added the officer.

Mantri Nagesh convicted for raping a minor.

Mantri Nagesh convicted of raping a minor. (Supplied)

According to the complaint, the convict used to regularly visit the victim’s house on the pretext of clearing her doubts.

“Nagesh on 15 February, 2020, evening raped the minor on not finding the girl’s parents at home,” the officer added.

The officer further stated that the convict, after the first incident, raped the 12-year-old multiple times.