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Arunachal Pradesh: School principal sexually assaults minor, awarded 20 years of imprisonment

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A sexual assault case of a minor dating back to July 2019 has come to a closure with the POCSO court. The court found accused Jayaprakash PD guilty of committing aggravated sexual assault and forcible sodomy and convicted him under Section 6 of the POCSO Act and Section 377 of the IPC.

The principal of Silver Hill Public School in the Upper Subansiri district in Arunachal Pradesh, Jayprakash was accused of sexually assaulting one of his students. The victim’s father took to social media describing the ordeal creating an uproar. The court while passing the judgment observed that the accused maligned the image of teachers by indulging in one of the most heinous crimes against a minor.

Jayprakash has been served with a punishment of 20 years rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs. 2000 under the POCSO Act. He has further been awarded a jail term of 10 years with a fine of Rs. 1000 for committing unnatural sex with the minor boy under section 377c of IPC. Both the sentence terms shall however be served concurrently.

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