The Fast Track Special Judge Court sentenced man to rigorous imprisonment for sexually abusing a minor boy on Statement of Boy emphasising of Good Touch & Bad Touch.
The victim was a 9 year old residing along with his family. The accused was a servant of the owner of the house where he and his family resided on rent. One day morning while he was in the veranda of the house the accused came there and squeezed the penis of the boy. At that time the house owner came there and the accused released him. Thereafter the accused went to the back side of the kitchen and the accused called the boy near him through the door of the kitchen. Immediately the boy told the incident to his mother, but she did not take it seriously. But she saw that the accused called the boy to the back side of the kitchen. He told his mother that the accused assaulted him and he showed her how the accused squeezed his penis. He also told her that he had pain when the accused squeezed his penis. Then she asked the boy to tell the same to his father. The boy told the incident to his father.
The special Judge R. Jayakrishnan noted that the accused made atrocities to an innocent minor boy very cruelly. He committed atrocities to a minor boy who is old enough to have a grandson of the accused. The accused does not deserve any leniency for sentence.
The Court said that it has a duty to consider and credit the trauma faced by the boy and his family members.
The court held the accused guilty and sentenced him to undergo Rigorous Imprisonment for 5 years and to fine of Rs.25,000/-(Twenty five thousand only) with default sentence for 6 months Rigorous Imprisonment u/s 9(m) r/w 10 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.
The court added that the victim in this case is entitled to get the compensation under the Victim Compensation Scheme.