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Muzaffarnagar court sends man to 10 years in jail for raping minor girl

A local court on Tuesday convicted a man for kidnapping and raping a minor girl in an eight-year-old case and sentenced him to 10 years in jail, a lawyer said. Special Judge Anjali Kumar Singh of Muzaffarnagar’s POCSO court convicted Pappu for kidnapping and raping a 17-year-old girl and imposed a fine of Rs 27,000 on him. On April 18, 2016, Pappu kidnapped the minor from her house in a village under Ratanpuri police station area and raped her, government advocate Vinay Kumar Arora said. Police registered a case against the accused under sections of kidnapping, rape and the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and filed a charge sheet.