Man sentenced to life imprisonment for raping 9-year-old girl
Jaipur: A special POCSO court in Rajsamand sentenced a man to life imprisonment after convicting him in a case of rape with a 9-year-old girl. In yet another instance of fast trial in the cases of sexual offenses against children, the court came out with the judgment after a day-to-day hearing for 30 days. The judgment was based on 42 prosecution witnesses and 88 documents.
The incident took place in Kankroli area on September 27. The girl was grazing goats when 22-year-old Santosh Bheel raped her in an isolated area. On hearing her cries for help, a passer-by intervened. However, Santosh Bheel managed to escape from the spot. The girl was profusely bleeding from her private parts and was admitted to a hospital.
He then escaped from the spot. Police took swift action in the matter and arrested him on September 29. The chargesheet was filed on October 6 and the charges were framed by the court on October 11.
Police officials said that they were striving to get a swift judgment in the case, so the chargesheet was filed in less than 10 days after a thorough investigation. The police requested a fast-track court trial. The prosecution presented the case quickly so that the court could reach the verdict as soon as possible.