A 41-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) in a rape case in Manipur.
A special court on Thursday sentenced T Guite to imprisonment for raping a 10-year-old girl in Manipur’s Churachandpur district in October 2016, TOI reported.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on him.
The court further ruled that the convict has to undergo another three months’ simple imprisonment if he fails to pay the fine.
On Tuesday, the court convicted Guite under Section 4 of the POCSO Act, 2012.
Case dossiers said convict Guite is the uncle of the minor girl, and he raped her when she was alone at home.
During the sentencing, the additional public prosecutor, who appeared on behalf of the minor victim, submitted before the court that the crime committed by Guite was a serious one and prayed for awarding life imprisonment with a fine.