Man convicted for sexually assault of sister

Man convicted for sexually assault of sister

The District and Special Court awarded 10 years of rigorous imprisonment to a youth who had sexually assaulted his differently abled minor sister and impregnated her.

The court also slapped a fine of Rs 16,000 on Sridhar (22). The pregnancy came to light when the physically challenged girl’s health deteriorated on September 16, 2015.

Based on the medical report from doctors, the court allowed the minor to terminate the pregnancy.

As the victim was differently abled, the investigating officers initially found it difficult to gather evidence. The team got its breakthrough when the DNA of foetus matched with the DNA of the victim’s brother at the DNA Centre in Bengaluru.

Based on the DNA report, the sexual assault by her brother was proven beyond doubt and police arrested Sridhar on February 9, 2016.

The investigation officer Circle Inspector Srikanth filed a charge sheet against Sridhar in the court. As many as 37 witnesses had deposed before the court.

An attempt was made to save Sridhar with family members levelling allegations against four other suspects. Even the victim’s parents and sisters had submitted contradictory statements during the trial.