One convicted for rape; quantum of penalty on Jan 5

IMPHAL, Jan 2: Special Judge POCSO Imphal East, Gaiphulshillu Golmei, in one of the landmark judgement convicted a 42 year old man for raping his own daughter, today and fixed January 5 for the sentence hearing and for the announcement of the quantum of punishment.
The judgement order had been kept reserved till today after the final hearing of the case on December 20 last year (after continuous hearing of the case on December 6, 12, 16).
The trial began from January last year after the concerned IO filed a charge sheet against the convict.
It may be mentioned that the convict has been in judicial custody from Sep- tember 23, 2016, after his wife lodged a complaint to women police station, Imphal East (on September 19) stating that her daughter had been raped by her husband somewhere in Imphal East district.
According to the complaint, on September 10, at around 9 pm, her husband (the victim’s father) raped her daughter taking advantage of solitude and absence of people in the house.
It also mentioned that the victim did not disclose about the incident due to threat by her father.
The complaint further mentioned that the victim had been raped by her father twice in 2015, when the victim along with her mo-ther went to Kolkata where the convict was posted.
The convict was arrested from his residence on the day the complaint was lodged at Imphal East women police station.

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