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UP: Man sentenced to 14 years for raping minor

By PTI

Muzaffarnagar: A special POCSO court here has sentenced a man to 14 years of imprisonment for raping a 16-year-old girl in 2019.

Special Judge Sanjeev Kumar Tiwari also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on Tinu, holding him guilty under sections 376 (punishment for rape), and sections 3 and 4 (penetrating sexual assault) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act.

The judge said that for failing to pay the fine, Tinu will have to undergo an additional jail term of six months.

According to POCSO special advocate Manmohan Verma, the incident is of March 2, 2019.

On coming out of the house, the young man raped the girl.

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