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Convict in rape case on minor hurls shoes at Public Prosecutor

Convict in rape case on minor hurls shoes at Public Prosecutor


Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, Apr 14, 2018 : A person who was convicted in a rape case on a minor,  hurled shoes as well as abuses against the Special Public Prosecutor in the case  just as the Udupi District Special POCSO  Court  pronounced the quantum of punishment to the person on April 12. The court  had sentenced him to 20 years jail and a fine of Rs 25,000.

 

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The convict is  Prashanth Kulal alias Pachhu alias Mani (32). Luckily the APP  managed to avoid the shoe from hitting him.

Prashanth had  sexually abused a 15 year old girl  from Kundapur who had come to purchase fruits and flowers to be offered to the local shrine, on the night of February 17, 2013. The man offered to give her a lift  and took her to his home. When his mother opposed, he took  her to the residence of a relative  at Perdoor. The next morning, he had  raped the girl when  the occupants of the house were away.

The then Kundapur Circle Inspector Diwaker PM had field the chargesheet, A total of 15 witnesses were heard in the case.

Just before the court could pronounce  the  quantum of punishment the Special Public Prosecutor had sought maximum punishment  to Prashanth as he was an accused in several other cases too.  This is learnt to have angered Prashanth resulting in the incident.

Even the Udupi Lawyers Association has considered this issue seriously.


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