Simdega, Feb 27: A Jharkhand court sentenced a 42-yer-old, identified as man to 20 years in jail for raping a 17-year-old girl in Jharkhand ‘s Simdega district in 2018. The convict has been identified as Vinod Gupta, a resident of Kurdeg area.
Additional District Judge M Verma sentenced Gupta after finding him guilty of raping the girl under POCSO Act and various IPC sections and imposed a fine of Rs 51,000 on Gupta.
This apart, the court directed the district legal services authority to take rehabilitation initiatives for the girl and give the penalty amount to the victim.
As per reports, the girl was working as a maid at Gupta’s residence and was sexual assaults and then she became pregnant.