Youth gets 20 years RI under Pocso Act

The Erode Women’s Court on Saturday sentenced a coolie worker Jagan (19), son of Kuppuraj, hails from Bharathi Nagar, Bavanisagar, to 20 years RI for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl in the area on February 20, 2019.

The parents of the girl lodged a complaint at the Satyamangalam All Women Police Station.

The police arrested Jagan under Pocso Act.

The case was heard in the Erode Women’s Court.

The Judge Malathi sentenced him to 20 years imprisonment and fined Rs. 5,000. Failure to pay the fine is punishable by up to 3 years in prison.

In addition, she recommended to the government to pay Rs 1 lakh as compensation to the victim within a month. Sumathi is the public prosecutor in this case.

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