CHENNAI: The Chengalpattu Pocso court, on Friday, sentenced a 26-year-old man to life for attacking and misbehaving with a minor girl in Kovilambakkam nearly five years ago.
Prasath of Kovilambakkam, a private firm employee, had misbehaved with a seven-year-old girl while she was returning from school in 2017. Prasath also attacked the girl since she did not cooperate with him.
After the incident, a case was registered at Madipakkam all-women police station and the case was heard at the Chengalpattu court. After all hearings, Prasath was found guilty, and on Friday, the judge awarded him a life sentence under the Pocso Act and 18 years of rigorous imprisonment under IPC sections. The court also ordered Rs 7 lakh compensation to the girl’s family.