Mizoram Man Sentenced to 21 Years Rigorous Imprisonment for Raping Daughter


Last Updated: February 02, 2024, 19:19 IST

Bawithawnghua was arrested in September 2022 following a First Information Report (Representative Image)

Bawithawnghua was arrested in September 2022 following a First Information Report (Representative Image)

The judgment, delivered by special court judge Vanlalenmawia on Wednesday, also includes a fine of Rs 12,000 imposed on the convict, Bawithawnghua

A man in south Mizoram’s Lunglei district has been sentenced to 21 years of rigorous imprisonment by a special court under the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for raping his daughter.

The judgment, delivered by special court judge Vanlalenmawia on Wednesday, also includes a fine of Rs 12,000 imposed on the convict, Bawithawnghua.

Earlier, on January 22, the special court had found Bawithawnghua guilty under Section 6 of the POCSO Act and under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for repeatedly assaulting and raping his 12-year-old daughter.

Bawithawnghua was arrested in September 2022 following a First Information Report (FIR) filed by the Lai Women Association (LWA).

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)



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