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Bahraich court sentences man to death for raping minor daughter over two years

A man, who had been convicted of raping his daughter for two consecutive years, has been sentenced to death by a sessions court in Bahraich on Tuesday.

Nitin Pandey, Additional Sessions Judge, Fast Track Court (FTC) Rape and POCSO Act, pronounced the decision in case. According to the complainant, the victim’s mother, her 15-year-old daughter was sleeping at night, during which the father raped her. When she reached the spot after hearing the victim weeping, she was told the whole incident.

According to the prosecution, the incident took place on August 23 in a village under the police station of Sujauli. The woman, a resident of police station Sujauli limits, filed the case on August 23, 2021, accusing her own husband of misconduct with her minor daughter.

The mother has also alleged that the father has been raping her for years. Not only this, he had threatened to kill the daughter if she resists.

Sant Pratap Singh and Special Public Prosecutor Santosh Singh, Special District Government Advocate POCSO, produced nine witnesses on behalf of the prosecution. On the basis of the victim’s medical report, DNA test report, and convicting the accused, the court sentenced the accused to death.

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While pronouncing the sentence, the court said that the guilty should be hanged till death.

Sant Pratap Singh, Special District Government Advocate, said that the judge, while giving a new name to the daughter, has asked the District Legal Services Authority to take action to get compensation.

The DM directed that the aggrieved party should be given proper compensation. While directing the SP, the DM said that if the aggrieved party needs any kind of protection, then it should be provided.

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