Kolkata: A special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court in Sealdah convicted a sexual assault accused within nine days of committing the offence on his own daughter on Tuesday.
It is one of the faster verdicts ever in the state. The court found the man guilty and sent him to five years of rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs. 20,000.
According to the Police source, the 46-year-old hawker in Puddapukur, who lost his wife on
September last year, had allegedly been sexually assaulting his own daughter over several months. The victim fled her house in Entally and went to her grandfather’s place in Beniapukur and told him of the incident. The grandfather took her to Entally police station and registered a complaint on March 11.
Within nine days, the court convicted the sexual assault accused. The case was being heard at the POCSO special court in Sealdah and on Tuesday. Justice Jeemut Bahan Biswas read out the verdict and sent him to five years of rigorous imprisonment at a city correctional home.