Jammu, December 01: Seven years rigorous imprisonment has been awarded to Rahul Sharma by R S Jain, Principal Sessions Judge Udhampur for the charges of raping a minor girl. The court also awarded imprisonment of three years to two accused Ganesh Kumar and Pawan Sharma who were involved together in the kidnapping of same minor girl.
Pertinently as per prosecution case, a written complaint was filed on 6th of October 2011 in police station Ramnagar by Mohd Ayub, father of victim girl(name withheld). The complainer said that his minor daughter had gone to the field at Kirmu near Plasan Road, Udhampur to cut grass in the evening at around 6 after which she went missing.
The father also alleged that the accused duo of Ganesh along with Pawan Kumar lured his daughter to sit in their vehicle with a criminal intention. Later, they kidnapped her and took her towards Morh Plasan towards the road. The father said that he along with his family blocked the road with stones but the accused forcibly drove towards Udhampur.
On receipt of this complaint FIR No.142/2011 for offence u/s 363 RPC in Police Station Ramnagar. During the investigation, medical examination of the prosecutrix was conducted at the hospital and found to be minor. Following the statement of the prosecutrix, offence u/s 376 RPC was added.
The Principal Sessions Judge Udhampur R S Jain heard both the sides and came up with the observation that the offence of duo Ganesh Kumar and Pawan Sharma falls under section 363 RPC. Along with the Imprisonment for a period of three years, the sessions Judge also sentenced the accused duo to pay a fine of Rs 5000. Also, the accused Rahul Sharma is sentenced to pay fine of Rs 25000 along with a rigorous Imprisonment for a period of Seven Years.
The court observed, ” In default of payment of fine, Ganesh Kumar and Pawan Sharma shall further undergo Simple Imprisonment for one month while Rahul Sharma shall undergo Simple Imprisonment for two month in default of payment of fine.” The court said that both the sentences shall run concurrently.