Life imprisonment for sexual assault

The Mahila Court here has awarded life sentence to a labourer for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

According to prosecution, labourer Liyaqat Ali, 59, of VOC Nagar in Suththamalli sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl from the same area on November 23, 2013 when her parents had gone out. When they returned home, the girl told her parents about it. Based on a complaint from the victim’s parents, the Suththamalli police arrested Ali.

Mahila Court Magistrate Indrani, who slapped a fine of ₹61,000 on Ali, sentenced him to life imprisonment on Friday. She also ordered the State Government to give a compensation of ₹2 lakh to the victim besides the fine to be paid by the convict.

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