69-year-old man sentenced to 20-year RI for raping minor girl in Andhra Pradesh | Visakhapatnam News – Times of India


VISAKHAPATNAM: A 69-year-old man was sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment in a POCSO case (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) by the special judge in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam on Monday.
The city police presented evidence before the court which convicted the accused in 24 months.
This is the second case within two months that the POCSO court awarded 20 years of rigorous imprisonment as the court convicted a 73-year-old Kolati Balayogi on October 17 for sexual assault on a nine-year-old girl in Arilova police station limits.
The incident took place on March 23 of 2022.
City police got success by convicting the accused within seven months in that case.
According to city police commissioner Ch Srikanth, this incident occurred on December 15, 2020 when the retired RTC employee Sarika Venkata Ramana alias Vijay Raju alias Chocolate Uncle of HB Colony in MVP Police Station limits committed the offense.
The accused used to offer chocolates to the children and take them to his house.
He lured a seven-year-old girl at 2pm on December 15 of 2020 on the pretext of giving her chocolate while she was playing outside her house in the street.
He took her to his house and committed a sexual assault on the girl.
The mother of the victim girl who returned from work in the evening complained to MVP police station under sections 366 and 376 of the IPC and Section 6 read with 5 (m) of the POCSO Act 2012.
Police collected all material evidence and filed the charge sheet before the court.
“As per the instructions of the city police chief Ch Srikanth and supervision of DCP crime wing G Naganna, we produced the witnesses in the special court and made sincere efforts in deposing evidence with the help of our woman SI K Neelima and staff of Disha Women Police Station,” the Disha women police Station ACP Ch Vivekananda said.
Special public prosecutor-POCSO court, Visakhapatnam, Karanam Krishna, firmly presented the case and successfully proved the guilt of the accused.
The police boss of the port city Ch Srikanth took it as a priority case and monitored the day-to-day trials in the court.


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