Bihar Panchayat Slaps Rs 5 Lakh Penalty on Youth for Raping Girl To Settle the Matter in Jamui

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Patna, September 2: A panchayat in Bihar’s Jamui imposed a penalty of Rs 5 lakh on an youth for raping a girl for the last two years to settle the issue, but the victim has filed a police case.

Accused Mohammad Mohsin, resident of a village under Sikandara police station in the district, had raped the girl on the pretext of marriage. The incident came to light after her family members learnt about relations between her and Mohsin, and applied pressure on him for marriage but he refused. What is ‘Digital Rape’ And What is the Punishment for the Crime in India? Everything You Need to Know.

Following this, Mohsin’s family called for a panchayat, where the panchayat members and sarpanch of the village, imposed the fine of Rs 5 lakh to pay to the victim and settle the matter.

The victim, however, refused to take the money and lodged a complain with local Sikandra police station. “We have registered an FIR under relevant IPC sections of 376 (rape) and 34 (criminal conspiracy) and arrested Mohsin and his father,” B.R. Sharma, an investigating officer of Sikandara police station, said.

(The above story first appeared on Fresh Headline on Sep 02, 2022 11:44 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website