Meerut male gets life term for trying to rape 100- year-old Dalit woman
A Meerut court on Friday sentenced a male to life imprisonment for trying to rape a 100- year-old Dalit female. The incident took place in 2017 and the lady had passed away of shock during the medical investigation.
” The found guilty has been condemned under Areas 302, 376/511, and 458 of IPC and has been sentenced to life jail time. A penalty of25,000 has likewise been imposed on him,” said Nishant Kumar Garg, the unique public prosecutor who represented the State in the court.
According to the order, passed by Mohd. Ghulam Ul Madar, Special Judge (SC/ST Act), Meerut, the occurrence occurred on the night of October 29, 2017 in Raghunathpur town under Jani police headquarters of Meerut, when the found guilty, Ankit Punia, a neighbour of the victim, trespassed into her home in a state of inebriated stupor and attempted to sexually assault her.
When the victim’s grandson and his partner hurried out, after hearing the weeps of their grandmother, they discovered the found guilty lying over the victim.
” The grand son raised the alarm and captured Ankit, in his mid-30 s, however he handled to get away. The victim was required to the government hospital, where she passed away the next day during the medical check-up. The post mortem report stated the victim was currently ill since of age-related issues but died due to the fact that of the shock triggered by the attack,” stated Mr. Garg, including that the found guilty was, however, acquitted of charges under Areas 3( 2) 5 of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
The attorney of the convict had actually argued that the victim’s family had owed 1 lakh to Mr. Punia’s household and that they filed an incorrect case versus his customer so that they did not have to repay the loan and get payment from the federal government. “As he could not produce any documentary proof, the honourable judge did not take his argument into account,” said Mr. Garg.
” There was no intention. Heavily intoxicated, he just could not hold his sexual urge,” said Mr Garg. “It is the same as some perverts assault babies and kids,” he argued. The judge described the function as abhorrent and said a lighter punishment would send an unfavorable message to society.
Nevertheless, the judge did not find the case to fall in the rarest of unusual classification, and thus, the implicated was granted life jail time.
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