Sexual assault of minor: man gets five-year jail

Fast Track Mahila Court in Vellore on Friday sentenced a 48-year-old labourer to five years rigorous imprisonment on charges of kidnapping, confining and sexually assaulting a minor girl in 2015.

M. Mayan , a resident of Kakkanampalayam in Tirupathur taluk, was booked under various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989 and under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Judge M. Selvam also imposed a fine of ₹5,000. On August 23, 2015, the minor girl was going to the milk booth near her house, when Mayan sexually abused her. The victim’s mother had preferred a complaint with the All Woman Police – Tirupattur and Mayan was arrested.


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