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27 yrs old Tripura man awarded life imprisonment

The convict admitted his crime to the police and subsequently before the court during the trial.

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Agartala: A 27 years old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the special court of South Tripura for committing rape on a two-year-old girl at West Muhuripur village under Baikhora police station area of South Tripura in February 2020.

The court found the convict Joydeb Mandal (27) of R K Ganj village in Santirbazar guilty under Section 376(2)(i) IPC and Section 6 of the POCSO Act and sentenced him to life with a penalty of Rs 10,000 to be paid to the victim.

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The investigating officer of the case Ruma Noatia of Baikhora police station said that on Feb 7, 2020, at about 08:30 PM accused Joydeb Mandal (27) had gone to stay at night in the house of the victim in connection with their family relationship.

Taking the advantage of the child’s loneliness in a room, Joydeb forcibly committed rape upon the minor daughter.

The victim’s mother had turned up hearing the girl’s cry and found her injured in the bed where Joydeb was sleeping with her inconveniently.

When she raised the alarm, Joydeb ran away. The family lodged a complaint and an investigation was launched by which the accused was arrested. The convict admitted his crime to the police and subsequently before the court during the trial.

The court awarded him rigorous life imprisonment on Wednesday.

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