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PTI Last Updated at 10 Aug 2018, 18:08 IST India

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

her was let off with a Rs 2.5 lakh 'compensation' and externed

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

were arrested yesterday, police said.

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

victim and the accused. They offered Rs 2.50 lakh as

compensation to the parents to remain silent.

However, police came to know about the incident and

registered a case and arrested five people, the SI told PTI.

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.)

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