A special court for heinous crimes against women here has sentenced a 68-year-old man to five-year imprisonment for attempting to rape a 10-year-old girl last year, PTI reported.
The crime took place on August 7 last year.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Dr Pankaj Tuesday sentenced Ram Kumar and also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on him.
In case of default, Kumar would have to further undergo an imprisonment of one month.
According to the complaint lodged by the victim’s father on August 7, 2017, the girl, a student of class 5, was going to school when Kumar grabbed her and took her behind an idol where he tried to rape her
Two passers-by had rescued the girl.
On the basis of the complaint filed by the girl’s father, Kumar was booked for attempt to rape and charged under relevant provisions of the law including under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.