- The 17-year-old victim’s uncle had lodged a police complaint on June 21, 2018.
- The girl had gone to the tuition teacher Bhupendra’s place on the morning of June 11, 2018.
- The police arrested him the very next day after the incident.
Mathura: In Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura district, the Additional District and Sessions Judge (POCSO) on Friday sentenced a tuition teacher to three years’ rigorous imprisonment for kidnapping a minor girl. Apart from this, the court has also imposed a fine of Rs 5000 on the teacher in this case. Alka Sharma, Public Prosecutor of the Special Court, who is prosecuting the case, told that the matter is of Raya police station where the uncle of the 17-year-old victim had lodged a complaint with the police on June 21, 2018.
‘Took away niece by seduction’
According to the complaint made by the uncle, his minor niece had gone to the tuition teacher Bhupendra’s place in the morning on June 11 to study and when she did not reach home till evening, it was found that Bhupendra gave her Were seduced taken somewhere. He told that Pratap Singh and Vijay Singh of the village have seen him carrying him on a motorcycle. According to the information given by the niece, the police started the search by registering a case against the teacher under sections 366, 376 of IPC and section 3/4 of POCSO Act. The police traced him and arrested him the very next day.
‘Drink such juice that I fainted’
The victim told in her statement that Bhupendra had taken her on a motorcycle on the pretext of getting her a maths book and made her drink such juice in Bichupuri, due to which she fainted and she could not pay attention. Police filed charge sheet in the case in POCSO court. The judge, after hearing both the sides and on the basis of available evidence, convicted the accused and sentenced him to rigorous imprisonment for 3 years and fine of Rs 5000 in the kidnapping case.
‘No bad thing happened to my daughter’
He told that since the mother of the victim had not allowed the medical examination, saying that ‘no bad thing has happened to my daughter’. This is the reason why in this case the accused of rape could not be made out. The judge acquitted him by giving him the benefit of doubt in the charges of section 376 and POCSO Act.