75-year-old man gets 7-year jail term for attempting to rape 3-year-old girl in U.P.

 thehindu.com  10/18/2020 17:02:50 

A fast-track court here has sentenced a 75-year-old man to seven years of imprisonment for attempting to rape a three-year-old girl.

The court also imposed a fine of 20,000 on Ashfaq Ahmed alias Allah Rakha on Saturday and directed him to pay half the amount to the girl.

Government lawyer Suresh Babu Sahu on Sunday said 10 years ago, Ahmed was caught red-handed trying to rape the girl, whom he had lured to the rooftop of his house.

The court sentenced Ahmed to seven years of imprisonment and also imposed a fine of 20,000 on him, he said.

After the incident, when the girls father complained to Ahmeds son, the latter hurled abuses at him, following which the girls father lodged a police complaint against the father-son duo.

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