Farmer gets 10-year jail for raping minor
Perambalur (TN): A 59-year-old farmer was on Friday sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by a Mahila court here for allegedly raping a minor girl in 2016.
Judge N Vijayakanth also sentenced Sivaprakasam to a seven-year imprisonment for kidnapping the 12-year-old girl. The sentences would run concurrently, he said.
The judge slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on the convict for rape and kidnap.
According to prosecution, Sivaprakasam had lured the girl when she was playing near her house by offering a chocolate and raped her in an isolated locality near Ariyalur Jameen in November 2016.
He later abandoned the girl at the spot.