Daijiworld Media Network – Kasargod (EP)
Kasargod, Nov 30: Kasargod district additional Pocso court on Wednesday sentenced a 45-year-old man accused of tying and sexually harassing a 16-year-old speech impaired girl.
The court sentenced the man to three lifers and rigorous imprisonment and an additional 10-year jail. He will have to undergo an additional eight years of imprisonment if he fails to pay the fine.
The sentence on accused Manimmunda, Uppala resident Suresh (45) was pronounced by Kasargod district additional sessions one judge A Suresh.
The court has directed the convict to pay compensation to the victim girl.
The incident had occured in Manjeshwar police station limits on September, 22, 2015. Suresh who had approached the girl asking for drinking water at her home when her parents were away for work, had tied the girl and sexually harassed her.
Manjeshwara police had registered a case. Crime branch police had arrested him from Mangaluru on October 13.
Special public prosecutor Prakash Ammannaya argued the case in favour of the government. In all, 25 out of 34 witnesses were heard in the case.