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.
In the year 2015, the teacher had asked the student to come for tuition at his home where he raped her.
Subsequently, police registered a case FIR (No. 179/2015) under RPC sections 376/F, 342, and 506 of police station Shopian based on a complaint.
After the investigation, the police filed a charge sheet against the teacher who was posted at Government High School DK Pora Shopian. The charge sheet culminated in the conviction by the court last week. (GNS)