Patna: The principal of a private school here has been sentenced to death for raping an 11-year-old student. Another teacher was given a life term for his complicity in the crime.
POCSO court judge Awdhesh Kumar, who announced the verdict on Monday, said the court had to take a strong view of the matter so that it could serve as a deterrent. The court also lauded police’s efforts to get strong evidence including DNA test reports.
The case was lodged in September 2018. The victim had later become pregnant, The Indian Express reported.
The victim’s mother told reporters: “I lived under constant threats and went out of Patna for some time as well. I am satisfied with the court verdict. It came before a day of Saraswati Puja.”