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Just Rs 2,000 fine for molesting 5-yr-old!!

April 16, 2004 04:10 IST

A Delhi court has sentenced a 22-year-old man to one year's Rigorous Imprisonment and ordered him to pay a fine of Rs 2,000 for molesting a 5-year-old girl.

Additional Sessions Judge Bimla Makin found Mohammed Arif guilty of outraging the modesty of the girl on March 26, 1999 near Sarai Rohilla. He had taken the child from her house to a nearby dhobi ghat on the pretext of buying her some sweets.

The court also directed the convict to pay the fine to the victim as compensation.

The prosecution had examined 15 witnesses to prove its case.

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Sub: Rs 2,000 for molesting 5-yr old

When I read this short and to the point article I was truly called to respond. To think that just one year of imprisonment and ...

Posted by Louise Williams

Sub: Shocking

Its shocking to hear that only one year jail term is given to child molestation. The culprit should have been hanged. This type of mild ...

Posted by Amarnath

Sub: Justice delayed is justice denied !

I wonder how to react on this news. Whatever may be the outcome, its clear that the guilt has been proved beyond doubt in the ...

Posted by ashok kumar

Sub: Feed Back on Article

It is rather shameful that learned(!!!) judge has passed this judgement making mockery of the justice. What is Rs 2,000 for the trauma faced by ...

Posted by Lt Col IS Gill

Sub: Rs.2,000 fine

at the 'expense' of a mere Rs.2000, perverts can molest little children..it's a shame to the indian judicial system not to exercise its power of ...

Posted by j.shiju


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