Jharkhand man gets 12-yr jail term for raping girl

Jharkhand man gets 12-yr jail term for raping girl

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A court in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district has sentenced a man to 12 years in prison for raping a 15-year-old girl two years ago.

The court of Additional District Judge (1), Sanjay Pratap Singh on Friday found 22-year-old Kishun Bhuiyan guilty under sections 363 (kidnapping) and 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act, Additional Public Prosecutor S K Shukla said on Saturday.

The investigation into the case found that Bhuiyan, a resident of Saundadih village of the district, had abducted the girl to Delhi on June 17, 2017, and raped her multiple times for a month.

Bhuiyan was arrested when he returned to Ramgarh with the girl a month after abducting her, Shukla said.

The family of the girl had lodged an FIR with Bhurkunda police station.