Assam Man Will get 25 Years In Jail For Kidnapping, Marrying 13-12 months-Outdated Woman

The person was additionally directed by the decide to pay Rs 10,000 every in each circumstances. (Represdentational)

Silchar, Assam:

A 30-year-old man was sentenced to 25 years in jail by a particular court docket in Assam’s Hailakandi district for kidnapping and forcibly marrying a 13-year-old lady.

Particular decide Sanjay Hazarika sentenced the person to twenty years of rigorous imprisonment after convicting him underneath the POCSO Act, and an extra 5 years underneath IPC Part 366 for kidnapping her and forcibly marrying her.

He was additionally directed by the decide to pay Rs 10,000 every in each circumstances, and if he fails to take action, he’ll get an extra yr in jail.

The case was heard by a fast-track court docket, which accomplished the listening to and gave the decision in a single yr and 4 months, on Saturday.

The case was filed towards the person, a resident of Ramnathpur police station space, on January 18 final yr by the household of the lady when she didn’t return residence after attending a spiritual occasion in a close-by village.

The members of the family discovered her in the home of the person who claimed that they have been married.

The police registered the case underneath Part 366 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for abducting and forcibly marrying her, Part 9 of the Prohibition of Youngster Marriage Act, and Part 4 of the Safety of Youngsters from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act towards him.

The lady was rescued and he was arrested. He was granted bail after 5 months of arrest.

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