Visakhapatnam forcible marriage case: Mother, 2 sons sentenced to 10 years in jail

A complaint was lodged by the parents of the girl at the New Port Police Station. Later a case was registered under section 366 and 376 of IPC and Section 4 of the Pocso Act in 2015.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  24 May 2022 3:15 AM GMT
Visakhapatnam forcible marriage case: Mother, 2 sons sentenced to 10 years in jail

Visakhapatnam, May 23: Special judge for Pocso cases sentenced a woman and her two sons to 10 years in jail for forcibly marrying a 15-year-old girl with one of the accused. The accused were identified as Pullakandam Giria and her two sons, Pullakandam Satish Kumar and Pullakandam Santosh Kumar

The prosecution alleged that Satish Kumar with the support of his mother and brother abducted and forcibly married a minor girl. He also repeatedly sexually assaulted the minor girl.

A complaint was lodged by the parents of the girl at the New Port Police Station. Later a case was registered under section 366 and 376 of IPC and Section 4 of the Pocso Act in 2015. Police later arrested all the three accused. Later a charge sheet was filed. After hearing the arguments, the court sentenced the trio to 10 years in jail with a fine of Rs 10,000.

Under IPC 366 and 376, the judge awarded five years imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs 10,000. All the sentences will run concurrently, the judge said.

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