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20 years’ imprisonment for three in rape case


Muktsar (Punjab):  A court has sentenced three men to 20 years’ imprisonment for raping a minor girl who was on her way to school here last year.

Additional Sessions Judge Varinder Kumar also imposed a fine of Rs 80,000 on each of them which will be given to the victim’s family. In case of default, they will further have to undergo four years of imprisonment.

The victim was a Class VIII student of government senior secondary school of Gandhar village in this district when the three Baljeet Singh, Gurlal Singh and Manpreet Singh raped her.

According to the prosecution, a case was registered against all three on January 25, 2014 after the victim had narrated her plight to police.

In her complaint, the victim said she was first abducted by the accused when she was on way to school on January 24.

The accused took her to the house of Baljeet Singh where they sexually assaulted her.

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