A special Judge’s court here has sentenced a tea estate worker ten years imprisonment for raping a minor girl.
Special Court Judge PJ Saikia convicted tea garden worker Ram Kishore Karmakar of Purana Line, Silikha Tea Estate under Doomdooma Police Station and sentenced him for 10 years rigorous imprisonment (RI) with Rs 10,000.00 as fine after finding him guilty of raping a minor girl on Saturday.
The Special Court Judge also directed the District Legal Service Authority to pay a sum of Rs 50,000.00 to the victim as compensation.
The case was registered against Karmakar in 2013 at the Doomdooma Police Station after the victim disclosed the name of the convicted person responsible for her pregnancy in front of the public at a meeting.
Police subsequently registered a case vide Case No. 307/13 and investigated the matter and submitted a chargesheet against Karmakar in 2015.
The Judge in his order mentioned that for failure to pay the fine amount of Rs10, 000.00, the he will have to undergo an additional month’s rigorous imprisonment.