Love goes awry, boy lands in jail

Additional Sessions Judge held 21-year-old Vakul Kapoor, who was 19 at the time of commission of the offence, guilty of rape and kidnapping, despite conceding that the girl and the boy were having “deep-rooted intimacy” and the girl was also a “consenting party” in the act.

The court, however, said, “it is high time that the young generation should learn to respect and obey the laws which are and have been made for the benefit of one and all and inculcate sense of discipline in the person.” A fine of Rs 35,000 was also imposed on Vakul.
Vakul was arrested on a complaint lodged on June 17, 2009, by the 14-year-old girl’s father.

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