Two jailed for gangraping minor in moving car

Gang rape

Two youths have been sentenced to varying jail terms by a court for kidnapping and gang raping a minor girl in a moving car, to take revenge on her sister.

Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau awarded life term to 24-year-old Manoj and 10 years of jail to 24-year-old Amit for gangraping and threatening the 12-year-old victim after they failed to find her elder sister whom they wanted to teach a

lesson.

"It is writ large that not finding the woman (victim's sister), Manoj targeted her younger minor sister hardly aged 12 years. This incident being a rape for purpose of revenge, only to teach a lesson to two other women cannot be over-looked and hence Manoj deserves no leniency," the court said.

The judge noted that Manoj was in a live-in relationship with a woman who was the friend of minor victim's sister and due to some disputes between the live-in couple, they used to frequently approach police.

"In front of the police the victim's sister would take the side of her friend and perhaps it is for this reason that Manoj decided to teach a lesson to her.

"It is evident from the record that when the victim was going to the market (on February 6 last year) and met Manoj he first asked for her sister. However, after some time he instead took her away," the court said. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 60,000 on Manoj and Rs 20,000 on Amit.

According to the prosecution, on the evening of February 6, the victim told him that her sister was at home and he could meet her there as they were known to each other but, in the meantime, the other accused Amit came there in a car and

Manoj forcibly pushed her inside the vehicle.

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