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Justice serves within day: Bihar man gets Life Imprisonment for raping 8-year-old

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A Bihar court has completed hearing, convicted and sentenced a man for rape, all in a day; qualifying to make a “national record by conducting a trial in a single day by giving a life sentence to the convict till his last breath”.

About the Sentencing

A POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) special court in the Araria district of Bihar has sentenced a man proven guilty as a rapist, to life imprisonment, bringing justice in one day. He had been alleged to have ‘sexually assaulted’ a girl aged merely 8-years-old.

According to Live Law reports, the particular Court inspected ten witnesses, conducted the case hearing, then convicted and sentenced the accused man to life imprisonment in a single day. It has been claimed to be the first-ever time that punishment was awarded in merely a single day of trial.

Additionally, the Special Judge of the POCSO Court, Shashi Kant Rai imposed a fine of ₹50,000 upon the convict. The victim was also directed by the POCSO Court to get compensation of ₹7 Lakh from the Victim Compensation Fund.

Directorate of Prosecution, Home Department of the Bihar Government has reportedly said in a statement, “This is perhaps the first case in which punishment has been given in a single day of trial. Before this, Datia district of Madhya Pradesh, a Court had delivered a verdict after 3 days of trial on August 8, 2018. Bihar has now made a national record by conducting a trial in a single day by giving a life sentence to the Convict still his last breath”.

About the Case

The case was regarding the rape and sexual assault of an eight-year-old girl on 22 July 2021. The FIR was lodged on the following day, July 23.

However, the Court proceedings took place on 4 October, 2021, and the order sheet related to the said case was brought available on November 26.

Also read: GRUESOME! 20-YEAR-OLD GIRL RAPED, MURDERED IN MUMBAI; BODY FOUND IN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY’S LIFT ROOM

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