PATNA: A local court in Bihar has awarded 20 years imprisonment to two persons who were convicted for raping a 12-year-old girl.
The judgment was delivered by the district court in Supaul on Tuesday. The court of district and sessions judge Ranjan Kumar handed out 20 years of rigorous imprisonment to the rapists while finding the charges serious.
The court also awarded monetary fine on the convicts.
The incident had taken place in April last year. The 12 year-old victim, a resident of Jiwachhpur village under Bhimpur police outpost, had gone to attend a wedding function in a nearby temple when the accused persons overpowered her, took to a nearby field and gang-raped her.
After committing the crime, the accused persons tied the victim with a rope and fled away while threatening her not to report the case to the police.
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