A school principal in Patna has been given the death sentence while a school teacher has been imprisoned for life by a court on charges of rape of a Class 5 student.
Special POCSO judge Awadhesh Kumar announced capital punishment for the principal Arvind Kumar and imposed a fine of Rs one lakh on him in an order passed on Monday.
Another accused in the case, Abhishek Kumar, a teacher at the school situated in Phulwari Sharif locality of Patna, was sentenced to life imprisonment and slapped with a fine of ₹ 50,000.
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The case was reported in September 2018 when the survivor, who was 11 years old, was found to be pregnant upon medical examination.
The minor then narrated the incident to her parents. A case was filed under the POCSO Act (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) and relevant sections of the IPC (Indian Penal Code).
(With PTI Inputs)