The Bombay high court has upheld conviction and 10 year imprisonment of a man in connection with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.
Mumbai: The Bombay high court has upheld conviction and 10 year imprisonment of a man in connection with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl. The court observed that in India, no parents would falsely implicate any person claiming that their minor daughter was sexually assaulted.
A special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) court in Pune had convicted Rajendra Asudeo and sentenced him to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment. Asudeo had challenged this order in the high court. His lawyer had argued that, he had been falsely implicated in the case at the instance of a local leader. However, the judge had convicted him for aggravated penetrative sexual assault on the victim.
Justice A.M. Badar while dismissing Asud-eo’s appeal observed, “In India, no mother would falsely implicate against someone in sexual assault on her daughter, at the instance of local leader. ”