A POCSO Act court in Kanpur has sentenced accused Ismail alias Kariya to ten years rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 25,000 for committing unnatural offence with a minor orphan boy.
According to special prosecutor Dharmendra Kumar Verma, the father of the 10-year-old victim had died and his mother left him. The complainant, in his FIR lodged on June 11, 2015, stated that after he met the boy, he found that he had been separated from his parents. Upon inquiry, the boy told him that he spent the night in a room near the parcel office at Kanpur Central railway station with one Ismail alias Karia, who had forcibly committed the unnatural offence and then left him.
The complainant then informed the Child Helpline and the police. Later, the medical examination of the boy confirmed the offence, the special prosecutor said. The prosecution produced as many as 6 witnesses in support of its claim.
In another case, the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) court rejected the bail application of accused Noor Mohammad alias Munna who was arrested by the police under the POCSO Act. The police had charged him for physically exploiting a minor girl at his house on July 16, 2021.