Crime

Teacher gets 20 years jail for raping student in south Kashmir, say officials

Srinagar Jail. [FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

Srinagar: A court in Shopian on Monday sentenced a teacher to undergo 20 years’ imprisonment, and imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakhs for sexually assaulting a minor in the south Kashmir’s district seven years ago.

According to the prosecution, the accused Mohammad Maqbool Ganie, a resident of D. K Pora Shopian assaulted the minor while she was in his home for tuition.

A senior officer of the prosecution said the court awarded 20 years imprisonment and also imposed Rs ten lakh fine with the direction of the amount be paid to the victim.

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