Mumbai: Five-year sentence upheld in child sex assault case

  • | Wednesday | 17th April, 2019

Accordingly, the court held that the prosecution had proved the case against the accused beyond reasonable doubt and upheld the conviction. Justice K K Sonawane while upholding the sentence imposed on Pandurang Jadhav said, "I find that the conclusion drawn by the trial court is just, proper and reasonable. Observing that "incidents of sexual assault with adolescent girls are increasing day by day and needs to be dealt with strictly," the Bombay High Court on Tuesday upheld the five-year sentence imposed on a Sanskrit teacher for sexually assaulting a minor student. The quantum of punishment imposed on the appellant-accused is also found to be reasonable and justifiable to meet the ends of justice." She then confided in her mother about the incident who approached the school principal who in turn informed the police.

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