Mumbai: A 62-year-old man has been awarded 10 years rigorous imprisonment for raping a 5-year-old girl in Kurla by a Mumbai Court. The convict Banarasi Gupta has been found guilty under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and section 307 of the Indian Penal Code.
According to the sources, the incident occurred in 2018 when the victim and her brother were at their aunt's house in Nehru Nagar in Kurla. There the accused took the girl to his home on the pretext of giving her ice cream and raped her. The incident came to light after the victim told her aunt about pain in her private parts. Later, a case was registered against the accused at the Nehru Nagar police station.
Meanwhile on Friday, Sri Ganganagar police in Rajasthan arrested three minor boys in connection with the rape of an eight-year-old girl. Officials familiar with the matter said that the minor boys, who are neighbours of the victim, were addicted to pornography and committed the heinous crime after watching a pornographic film.