Lucknow, March 9
A court in Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur district has awarded capital punishment to a man who raped an 11-year-old girl last year, a senior official said here on Tuesday.
The special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court in Jaunpur sentenced Bal Govind to death on Monday for raping the girl in August 2020, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Awanish Kumar Awasthi, said in a statement issued here.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on the convict.
Govind had abducted the girl and raped her at a village in Madiyahu area.
An FIR was registered by the girl’s father.
Awasthi said it was due to the effective follow-up of the case by the police in the court that the decision came in only seven months. PTI