Bihar became the first state: one day life imprisonment to the culprit of raping a girl in Araria

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Bihar has become the first state in the country to testify, argue and sentence life imprisonment in a single day under the POCSO Act. The case is of Araria. Judge Shashi Kant Rai of the Special Court of the POCSO Act in Araria, in the case of raping the girl, also got the testimony done, argued and convicted the accused and sentenced him to life imprisonment. This was possible because both the police and the prosecution worked hard.

Question- In this case, the decision can come in 1 day, then why do other cases hang from year to year?

Prior to this, under the POCSO Act, on August 8, 2018, in Datia, Madhya Pradesh, a speedy trial was conducted in three days, which was the record for the shortest punishment. According to the Directorate of Prosecution of the Home Department, a case of rape was registered on 23 July 2021 at Narpatganj police station in Araria.

The police acted swiftly and filed the charge sheet on 18 September. Case investigator SI Rita Kumari and prosecutor Shyamlal Yadav worked hard. The court took cognizance of the matter on September 20. The charge was framed on 24 September. After this, on 4 October 2021, the special judge started hearing. 10 witnesses testified and hearing the arguments on the same day accused Dilip Yadav was sentenced to life imprisonment (till his last breath).

50 thousand fine on the guilty, 7 lakh rupees to the victim. reimbursement of

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the guilty. Along with this, a compensation of 7 lakh was also ordered to the victim. Interestingly, on October 4, 2021, the first date fixed for evidence, all the 10 witnesses including all the prosecution witnesses like victim, doctor, investigator were presented in the court at 10 am. The court also completed the testimony of all 10 witnesses and pronounced the sentence in the evening of the same day. With this punishment, Bihar has made a national record of getting life imprisonment till the last breath under the POCSO Act in one day.

set example

IO said – this punishment is a message so that no one does such a disgusting act

Case’s IO Inspector Rita Kumari said – This punishment is a message. So that no one would even think to do such a disgusting act. Along with this, the enthusiasm of the investigators increases due to the completion of the judicial process in less time.


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