Man sentenced to 10 years for raping a minor in Mangaluru. Mangaluru News – Times of India

Mangaluru: Additional District and Sessions Judge FTSC-II (POCSO) KM Radhakrishna has sentenced a 42-year-old man from Pachnadi to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 30,000 for raping a 17-year-old girl.
Naveen, aka Naveen Suvarna, aka new priest Convicted under section 376 of IPC and section 6 of the POCSO Act.
Giving details of the case, Special Public Prosecutor Venkataraman Swamy He said that when the incident came to light, the victim was studying in class 9 and was in love with him. Sandeep Kulal26. Knowing that she was a minor, Sandeep He was sexually assaulted.
Accused Naveen came to know that Sandeep and the victim were in love and blackmailed her. He told her that he would make the issue public and allegedly raped her at the house of Sudha, who was known to Naveen. The convict allegedly sexually assaulted the survivor from August 2017 to November 2017. another accused puneet kumar26, an engineering student from davanagere but lives in Vamanjoor He said that he is also accused of raping the victim.
The girl was pregnant and the incident came to be known from the hospital. A complaint was registered. The victim gave birth to a boy and a DNA test revealed that Naveen was the father of the child. After considering the evidence on record, he was convicted. However, three other accused, including Sandeep, Puneet and Sudha, were acquitted due to lack of evidence against them, the special public prosecutor said.
The court examined 21 witnesses and 51 documents were marked. The charge sheet was filed by the Inspector SH Bhajantri,
(The identity of the victim has not been disclosed to protect her privacy as per the directions of the Supreme Court on matters relating to sexual harassment)