Delhi HC upholds conviction of tuition teacher who raped 7-year-old in 2008

She repeated the manner in which the accused used to perform the unholy act upon her person. Earlier, the accused had appealed before the court after he was accused of raping one of his students. The mother in her complaint said she walked into the room when the teacher was raping his daughter. “He did this act several times earlier also in fact around 50 times. The Delhi High Court has upheld the conviction of a tuition teacher accused of raping a seven-year-old, saying that ‘the psychological and emotional distress suffered by the minor would not wean out of her system for several years’.

The Delhi High Court has upheld the conviction of a tuition teacher accused of raping a seven-year-old, saying that ‘the psychological and emotional distress suffered by the minor would not wean out of her system for several years’.

“It is a sentence which cannot really be faulted by noting the nature of the crime,” said Justice Indermeet Kaur, while upholding the sentence of the teacher.

“The victim a 7-year-old girl has been attacked not only in body but also in mind; the psychological and emotional distress suffered by her would probably not wean out from her system for years together,” the court ruled.

Earlier, the accused had appealed before the court after he was accused of raping one of his students. The victim’s mother had filed a complaint on May 22, 2008, saying that the accused had tried to rape his daughter and also threatened to kill her if she disclosed the incident to someone or if she resisted.

The mother in her complaint said she walked into the room when the teacher was raping his daughter. He fled the spot on seeing her, following which she went to the police station and reported the incident.

The court held that the testimony of the victim is truthful and she has not deviated from her stand since the occurrence of the incident.

“In her cross-examination she had stuck to her stand; she did not deviate. Her credibility could not be tarnished. She repeated the manner in which the accused used to perform the unholy act upon her person.

“He did this act several times earlier also in fact around 50 times. He used to bolt the door of the room before doing the act. She did not disclose this incident to her parents as the accused had threatened her that he would kill her and her parents in case she told any person about it,” the court said while pronouncing the judgment.

“There are no mitigating circumstances in favour of the appellant to give him sentence lesser than that which has already been awarded to him. The appeal is without any merit,” the court said while dismissing the appeal. Stay updated with all the Delhi Latest News headlines here. For more exclusive & live news updates from all around India, stay connected with NYOOOZ.

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