FIROZABAD: A government primary school teacher who sexually assaulted an eight-year-old boy seven years ago has been given a 20-year prison sentence by the court of additional district and sessions judge.
The court has also slapped a fine of Rs.30,000 of which half the amount would go to the child.
The attack allegedly happened on May 14, 2015, when Vijendra Pal Singh is accused of taking the kid to the school's roof and abusing him.
An FIR was filed against the instructor at the Narkhi police station under IPC sections 377 (unnatural offences), 507 (criminal intimidation), and sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act after the boy's family made a complaint.
According to the FIR, Singh allegedly threatened to "beat and murder" the boy if he dared tell anybody about the incident.
In his complaint, the victim's father said that they only learned about the abuse when the child's condition began to deteriorate.
The boy described the incident and said that the teacher had been sexually abusing him for a number of days when the parents questioned him. The boy's father said that the police were pressuring him to make a deal with the accused.
Sanjeev Sharma, a second district government attorney, said "The child's testimony in court, which was recorded pursuant to CrPC 164 (recording of confessions and statements), was a significant role in the entire matter.
On being found guilty, the teacher implored the court for less severe punishment. However, the honorable court observed that he had committed a heinous crime."