Kasargod, Jan 26, 2020: The Kasargod District Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court on Saturday awarded 20 years jail term to a school headmaster for sexually abusing a minor girl. The accused, P Rajan Nair, has also been slapped a penalty of Rs 25,000.
The court also directed the government to hand over a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the victim as the crime took place in a government school.The districts POCSO court judge P S Sasikumar asked the government to pay this amount in one month’s time.
The incident happened on and before October 11, 2018, when Rajan Nair sexually abused the girl inside a smart classroom. The incident came to light during a counseling session conducted by the Child Line. Following this, a case was registered against Rajan Nair and he was subsequently arrested.
The first sentencing after the POCSO amendment also came from Kasaragod district. In last December, the sessions court had sentenced a 46-year-old man to life imprisonment till death for sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl in 2018.