The Udaipur Court has awarded a punishment of 2 years imprisonment to the man who was found guilty of kidnapping a minor girl in Udaipur in 2018. The court also imposed a fine of Rs. 70000 on the convict, identified as Rohit. He was found guilty under Section 363 (Kidnapping) and Section 365 (Kidnapping or Abduction With Intent Secretly and Wrongfully to Confine Person) of the Indian Penal Code.
It was on 7th August 2018 when the father of a 16 year old girl filled a complaint with the police in Udaipur, claiming that his daughter who went to her school in the morning did not return home. When the parents approached the school Principal, he told them that she was taken away by a man who introduced himself as Rohit.
On 13th August, the girls was found by the police and was handed over to her family members. In her statement, the victim informed that at around 11am when she was returning back to her house from the school, Rohit, who was known to her, picked her up from school and forcibly made her sit on his motorcycle and took her toward the Tidi Dam area with an intent to marry her. On reaching Tidi Dam, the two were joined by Ravi. As per the report, when the girl began to scream, Ravi threatened her with a knife.
The victim, in her statement, also stated that both the accused then took her to Kherwara where they kept her hostage at one of his friends house for 5 days. She later managed to flee the scene and called her mother for help. The police later arrested the accused, booked him under several sections and produced the Chargesheet in the court. Since then the case was under trail. Advocate Ravindra Singh Hiran was the counsel of the accused in the case.
The Special Public Prosecutor produced 11 witnesses and 14 documents in front of the the court. After examining all the witnesses and the documents, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act Court # 2, sentenced Rohit for two years and imposed a fine of Rs 70,000.