Principal Sessions Judge Bhaderwah M K Sharma on Thursday awarded 15 years Rigorous Imprisonment and fine of Rs 5000 to Rohit Kumar, son of Amar Nath of Bhaderwah presently putting up in Bikram Chowk area, who was booked by the police for committing rape with his niece.
After hearing PP Manju Sharma for the State whereas Advocate Bhawan Kumar for the accused, the court observed, “in the instant case undoubtedly the convict is found guilty of committing rape on 15 years old girl.
But then, there is no other violence involved in commission of the offence”. “It is not the prosecution case that the convict is a habitual offender.
No other criminal case is alleged to be pending against the convict.
The conduct of the convict in jail has been satisfactory and taking into consideration the aggravating and mitigating circumstances and following the view taken by the Supreme Court in Bavo’s case, the convict Rohit Kumar is sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for 15 years for the commission of offence under Section 376(2)(i) RPC and rigorous imprisonment for three years for the commission of offence under Section 363 RPC”, the court said.
“Both the sentences shall run concurrently. In case of non-payment of fine by the convict, he shall undergo further simple imprisonment for two months.
The convict shall suffer the sentence in Central Jail Jammu”, the court said.