Man sentenced to 142 years in jail for sexually assaulting minor girl

Updated: Sep 30 2022 10:34PM

Pathanamthitta (Kerala), Sep 30 (PTI) A local court here on Friday sentenced a 41-year-old man to 142 years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) for raping a minor girl for a period of two years.

Pathanamthitta Additional District and Sessions Court (Principal POCSO) judge Jayakumar John sentenced Anandan P R to 142 years of jail and imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on the convict, a release issued by the district police said on Friday. This is the record punishment awarded to a POCSO case accused in the district, the release said.

He, however, would have to undergo a total of 60 years in jail, the release said.