Mason Sentenced to 10 Years for Rape of Minor in Thane

Murali Kanhaiyalal Chouhan, a mason, was sentenced to 10 years in jail for raping a 5-year-old girl in Thane. The crime occurred in 2018, and Chouhan was apprehended by the girl's father. The verdict was delivered by a special POCSO court, fining Chouhan Rs 50,000.

PTI | Thane | Updated: 21-06-2024 17:06 IST | Created: 21-06-2024 17:06 IST
Mason Sentenced to 10 Years for Rape of Minor in Thane
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In a grim judgment, Murali Kanhaiyalal Chouhan, a 24-year-old mason, received a 10-year jail sentence on Friday for raping a minor in Thane's Kopri area. The special POCSO court's ruling resonated through the community.

Prosecutors revealed that Chouhan had lured the 5-year-old girl to a toilet on November 24, 2018, where the heinous act took place. The victim's father and locals managed to apprehend Chouhan while he attempted to flee.

Over the course of the trial, key testimonies from ten witnesses, including the owner of the toilet complex and her son, were pivotal. Special Judge DS Deshmukh not only handed down the prison sentence but also imposed a Rs 50,000 fine on Chouhan.

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