A 40-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment till death by a Gwalior court for raping a minor girl repeatedly for nearly a week after kidnapping her.
The sentence was awarded by First Additional Session Judge Laxmi Sharma on Thursday to Ram Kishan for raping a 11-year-old girl after abducting her last year.
According to prosecution, while pronouncing the verdict, the judge said that the convict should spend the rest of his life behind bars.
"Any attack on women that violates her privacy always leaves a scar on her mind and after that, leading life with that pain is as painful as death. Showing any sympathy towards such criminals is against the interest of the law and the society and such kind of crimes also affects the morality of the society. Therefore, such people deserve a harsh punishment," the judgment said.
The accused was known to the victim's family. On June 20, 2012, he went to her residence in search of her father's maternal uncle and stayed back. Next day, he lured the girl to a market on the pretext of purchasing dresses and later took her to a forest and raped her.
After this, he went to Rajasthan's Bara town along with her and again sexually abused the minor. Later Kishan brought her to Radhapura village in Madhya Pradesh and again raped her. He subsequently dumped her in an agriculture field.
A week later, the victim was found by an old woman to whom she narrated the entire incident, following which she was taken back to her residence. Her father then filed a report in the Mohna Police Station in Shivpuri district.