Srinagar, November 30: Court of Additional Special Mobile Magistrate Awantipora with Ms. Fariqa Nazir in chair, after hearing Mr. Khursheed Ahmad Sr. Prosecuting Officer for the state and counsel for the accused, convicted a person namely Javid Ahmad Dar son of Ab. Gani Dar R/O Aghanjipora for subjecting a minor boy of four years age to sodomy.
The convict after employing deceitful means had taken the minor boy on bicycle away from his home and committed gruesome and heinous offence of sodomy.
He has been sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of three years for the commission of offence punishable U/S 377 RPC and a fine of rupees five thousand (5000/=) has also been imposed upon him for the commission of said offence and in case of default in payment of fine, trial court has ordered that he shall undergo imprisonment for one more year.
The trial court turned down the plea of convict for release on probation in terms of section 562 Cr P.C after Mr. Khursheed Ahmad Senior Prosecuting Officer who represented the state in the case vehemently resisted the same.
The trial court while concluding the judgment observed that the commission of offence under section 377 RPC by the convict against the victim must have created a trauma to the victim who was at that time 3-4 years old and said act on the part of convict is very brutal and is to be condemned strongly.
It has also been observed by the trial court that it is very painful even to imagine what kind of agony or trauma a 3 or 4 year child must have gone through while being subjected to such a brutal act of sodomy.
The conviction of accused will serve twin objectives of administration of justice as well as sending signal to such members of society who are subjecting children and members of the weaker sections of the society to such kind of brutal acts.