A fast track Mahila court has awarded life imprisonment to a conservancy worker for sexually assaulting a minor girl in Thanjavur here on Wednesday. According to prosecution, the convict, identified as Adaikalam , 59, a resident of ARR Colony in Kumbakonam in the district is a conservancy worker.
The 15-year-old victim was his neighbour who usually arrives at his house to watch TV. One day, the accused offered soft drink laced with sedatives and then sexually assaulted the girl resulting in pregnancy. The incident happened in 2015. Based on a complaint, Kumbakonam all-women police booked him under the Pocso Act.
A case was filed with fast track Mahila court. As arguments came to an end, the judge awarded life term and a slapped a fine of Rs 1000. In another case, the same Mahila court gave 10-year imprisonment to a labourer for sexually abusing minor girl on August 21, 2015. Convict Kathaiyan, 62, a native of Ammapettai near Kumbakonam in the district had sexually abused a minor girl of the same street.
Based on a complaint, the Kumbakonam all-women police booked him under the Pocso Act. Kumbakonam fast track Mahila court awarded 10-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1000 to Kathaiyan.
(source : TOI)