Narmadapuram (Madhya Pradesh): The special court here has sentenced a coaching centre owner to 5 years of Rigorous Imprisonment for harassing and molesting a teenage girl, said District Prosecution Officer RK Khandegar on Tuesday.
Officer Khandegar added that the survivor used to visit the institute to attend coaching classes.
According to District Prosecution Officer Khandegar, the survivor joined the coaching institute in the district on August 1, 2019, and took lessons in the institute till January 11, 2020. The operator of the coaching institute, identified as Kamalkishore Singh Rajput, allegedly used to eve-tease and body shame her often, a few days after which he also began molesting her.
Post this, the survivor approached Dehat police station of Narmadapuram district and lodged a complaint against the coaching institute operator. Later, the matter was presented in court during which all the evidence against the coaching institute operator was produced.
The court, after taking cognisance of all the evidences, booked the coaching institute operator under Section 354 of IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. He was pronounced guilty by the court and sentenced to 5 years of RI. A fine of Rs 4,000 was also imposed on him, officer Khandegar said.
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