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Meghalaya: POCSO court convicts police officer for raping sisters

Special POCSO Judge FS Sangma would finalise the quantum of punishment against Islam on Monday (March 28). Islam, who was in charge of the Ampati police station, allegedly raped a 14-year-old at the police station on March 13, 2013. On March 31, he raped the girl's sister, 17, at gunpoint at their home.

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Shillong: A special POCSO court has convicted a former Meghalaya police official Nurul Islam for raping two sisters in South West Garo Hills district in 2013, an official said on Friday.

Special POCSO Judge FS Sangma would finalise the quantum of punishment against Islam on Monday (March 28). Islam, who was in charge of the Ampati police station, allegedly raped a 14-year-old at the police station on March 13, 2013. On March 31, he raped the girl’s sister, 17, at gunpoint at their home.

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Public prosecutor, POCSO Court of East Khasi Hills district Evalarisha Rynjah, said she has pleaded for life imprisonment of the convict. “Life imprisonment is the maximum sentence. I have also pleaded for imposing a fine on him (Islam),” Rynjah said.

Islam has been convicted under POCSO Act, 2012 and other sections of the IPC. The Meghalaya government had dismissed Islam from service because of his involvement in the crime and for absconding after being accused of raping the two sisters.

Islam went into hiding after escaping from police custody on June 2, 2013, from a police quarter in Tura, the district headquarters of West Garo Hills and has been declared a proclaimed offender in the case. 

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