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JAMMU: Principal Sessions Judge Kathua Vinod Chatterji Koul awarded eight years imprisonment to Mohammad Ayaz, son of Bashir Ahmad, resident of Lohai, Morha Sarhali, Tehsil Billawar, District Kathua in rape case and acquitted Zarina Begum, Hanifa Begum and Mohammad Hussain citing lack of evidence.
According to prosecution case, father of prosecutrix lodged a complaint on 13th April 2014 that he had gone to Katli for purchasing goods and his 17 years old daughter (prosecutrix) was at home along with other family members. When he returned, his wife informed him that prosecutrix is missing from home. Later, they came to know that their daughter has been kidnapped by one Mohammad Ayaz, son of Bashir Ahmad in connivance with Mohammad Hussain and Javid Ahmad, sons of Bashir Ahmad, Rashidi Begum, widow of Bashir Ahmad, Mohammad Jabbar, son of Mohammad Hanief and Mohammad Hafiz, son of Abdullah, all residents of Lohai. Justice Koul after hearing both the sides observed that Mohammad Ayaz shall undergo imprisonment for a period of eight years along with fine of Rs. 50,000 under Section 376 RPC and in case of default in payment of fine he shall undergo a further imprisonment for one year. He shall also undergo imprisonment for a period of three years and fine of Rs. 3000 under section 363 RPC and in case of default in payment of fine, he shall undergo a further imprisonment for three months. He shall also undergo imprisonment for a period of one year and fine of Rs. 1000 under Section 344 RPC and in case of default in payment of fine, shall undergo a further imprisonment for one month. However, all sentences shall run concurrently.
The fine, if deposited, shall be given to the prosecutrix/victim as compensation.
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