Village 'elders' let go man who raped minor with Rs 2.5lk fine
Hyderabad, Aug 10 (PTI) A man who allegedly impregnated a
minor girl, a farm worker, after a false promise of marrying
by a group of elders in a village in Telangana, police said
After the shocking incident that took place on August 1
came to light, the man and four of the six 'elders' who held
the 'mediation meet' at Narayanpet in Mahbubnagar district
All the five were produced before a local court which
remanded them to judicial custody, local Sub-Inspector of
Police M Krishnaiah said.
Cases under various sections of the IPC, including 376
(rape) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences
(POCSO) Act, had been registered, he said.
According to police, the 17-year-old girl was working in
the cotton fields to assist her parents.
Accused Venkataiah, owner of the fields, had physical
relationship with the girl after making false promise that he
would marry her. She later became pregnant.
The girl's family came to know about it when her mother
observed changes in her daughter's body and took her for a
medical examination recently.
Some of the villagers offered to mediate between the
compensation to the parents to remain silent.
Another police official said a written consent was also
obtained from the girls family on the 'settlement'. After
this, Venkataiah was externed from Narayanpet.(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)