An autorickshaw driver from Hyderabad has been sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment for raping a minor girl and imposed a fine of Rs 3,000.
The First Additional Metropolitan Magistrate court at Nampally passed the judgement over P Narsingh alias Auto Narsingh, 53, an autorickshaw driver from Dubai Gate, Hasmathpet after he was found guilty of raping a nine-year-old girl in his auto-rickshaw on December 19, 2016.
The girl had gone along with her mother to the vegetable market that night.
Telanganatoday.com quoted police saying, "The victim’s mother found the suspect with the auto in the marketplace and left the child with him. She returned an hour later and brought the victim home."
Later, the girl complained of pain. She told them what happened. Based on her father’s complaint, a case for rape was filed under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
The Bowenpally police arrested Narsingh on December 22, 2016, and he was remanded in judicial custody. The then investigating official examined witnesses, collected material evidence as well as scientific evidence and filed a charge sheet in the court.