Youth Gets 10 Year Jail Term For Sexual Assault On Girl Child

Tapas Majumder being taken to court in Krishnanagar on FridayTapas Majumder being taken to court in Krishnanagar on Friday

Krishnanagar, March 9: A special court set up in Krishnanagar under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012 today sent a youth to ten years rigorous imprisonment for assaulting a 3 year’s girl sexually and injuring her seriously in the way. Tapas Majumder, a resident of Nakashipara, was held guilty on Thursday, when, the special court concluding the entire prosecution within a record time period of only 12 days pronounced the judgment. Tapas was also slapped a fine of Rupees ten thousand.

Additional district judge-II Manash Basu, who is also the special judge in charge of the POCSO court today convicted 26 years old Tapas Majumder for sexually assaulting the child when she went to attend a “griha prabesh” ceremony at a neighbor’s home on February 25 with her parents in Nakashipara. On the day, the convicted youth lured the girl and took her to an isolated place behind the venue where she assaulted the child. Locals caught him on the spot and handed over to police. A medical test at Bethuadahari rural hospital confirmed the sexual assault. Nakashipara police started a case against Tapas under section 6 of the POCSO act for “aggravated penetrative sexual assault”. Tapas was produced before the POCSO court on February 26. 14 persons deposed their witness account before the court, which examining all submissions and evidences eventually held Tapas guilty.

Public prosecutor Nasiruddin Ahmed said: “As far as we know this is possibly the fastest judgement delivered by any POCSO court in the country. We have checked records and found that no such judgement delivered so fast”.