Hyderabad: The special judge for trial of cases under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO), on Monday, sentenced a person to rigorous imprisonment for a period of 10 years and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000, in connection with rape of a minor girl at Khajabagh Huts, Saidabad.
On June 20, 2017, Smt. Mandra Mirya, who is a working member of a childline, Bharosa Centre, received a telephonic message from unknown person through 1098, the Child Helpline, stating that sexual assault occurred on a minor girl at Khajabagh Huts, following which Mandra rushed to the spot and found that the victim was a 14-year-old girl.
The victim lived with her elder brother while mother worked as a daily wage laborer. Shiva, who has been sentenced in the case, came to her home frequently and forced the victim to have sexual intercourse with him. He even threatened her not to complain about it to anyone.
This case shows how helpful and effective the Bharosa Centres in Hyderabad are in helping and saving the lives of women and girls in the state.