Mumbai: Couple in their 80s get 10-year RI for sexually abusing child
MUMBAI: An 81-year-old woman and her 87-year-old husband have been convicted and sentenced to 10 years RI for the 2013 sexual assault of their 4-year-old neighbour.
It is probably the first case in the city where a woman has been found guilty for such a crime under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act. The special Pocso court relied on the testimonies of the child and her mother, and medical evidence, to convict the couple.
Special judge Rekha N Pandhare ordered the accused to pay Rs 50,000 each to the child as compensation within a month.
特别法官Rekha N Pandhare命令被告在一个月内各自向孩子支付5万卢比作为补偿。
Child was returning home when targeted
The court observed that the victim being a child and the accused being of the age of her grandparents, they were supposed to take care of her. Instead, they sexually assaulted her, it said. The couple, out on bail, was sentenced under section 6 of Pocso Act, which prescribes punishment for offence of “aggravated penetrative sexual assault”.
In a statement to police, the child said she returned from school at 10am on September 4, 2013. She ate food, watched cartoons on TV and at noon went to the fourth floor of her building to play with a friend. She said as her friend was slee, she decided to return home when the accused, whom she referred to as ‘dada’ and ‘dadi’, called her.
The child said when she went to the man, he carried her and took her into the house. He made her sit on a swing, but slapped her when she tried to leave. The child alleged that while the woman held her, the man undressed her before sexually assaulting her. The woman repeated the act. She said once again, when she tried to run, the man spat on her face. The child said she got afraid and after the accused let her go, she dressed up and ran home.
The child’s mother had told police that after she returned from work and finished household chores, at 10pm she tried to put the child to bed. That is when the girl told her mother that she wanted to tell her something and pleaded with her not to scold her. After the mother assured the child, she confided in her about the incident. The mother said she checked the child’s private parts and found inflammation. The woman informed her husband and complained to police. The accused were arrested the next day.
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It took nearly 8 years for this kind of sexual assault case to close, just like Nirbhaya. Why does this messed up judiciary have to take that much time to dispose off cases related to rape or similar?
it's a shame..
and why it took so many years whereas for dreaded criminals they do in midnight court
But why doesn't the reporter reveal the identity of the culprits? now the court has also ruled against them, so why keep it undercover? at least shame them in front of the world, you have the power, use it. this will also serve as warnings to others. without their names this report just becomes information without any purpose.
Totally Unfair Justice for minor Girl
80 years old how do they sleep everynight. Shame on them. Hang them
VERY VERY SAD FOR THE CHILD WILL SHE HAVE FAITH IN LOVE AND MARRIAGE WHEN SHE GROWS UP..
Better give them death penalty. Why waste money of taxpayers
maninderbirsinghgill Singh Gill Advocate
No. Death Penalty is very less punishment for them.
How depraved can human being can be.
are you kidding ?? only ten years ??
hang them or handover to public in open ground.unless culprits will be panic of strict death this will go on............enough
Girls are not at all safe in today's freely available online sexual content.
Poor child. The criminals got only 10 yrs and will be set free much before that.
law should prevail even in other cases where these affluent monsters are going scotfree.
What horrible old creatures are they.They are perfect examples of demon on earth.push them off the cliff and let them die of their pain and sins.With this even the oldies cannot be trusted
Why the parents not worried when their child not return home??