mangalore today

Court convicts man who kidnapped and married minor

Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, Jan 15, 2016: The District Sessions Court which has  convicted a  person in the case  of kidnapping a minor girl and marrying her illegally  has  sentenced him to three years of imprisonment on January 14, Thursday.  His accomplice has been sentenced to two  year jail term for abetting the crime.

court 1The convicts are Sudarshana Kirana (28) from Kunjalu in Aroor village and Gururaj Handa(26) of Brahmavar. If Sudarshana who had married the minor girl has to  pay a  penalty of Rs 3000,  the court has ordered Gururaj to pay a sum of Rs 2000  as penalty.

The incident had taken place on August 2, 2010 when Sudarshana had allegedly threatened and kidnapped the girl. He had then secured fake certificates from a medical officer to hide the real age of the girl and had married her at the sub-registrar’s office. It is learnt,  Gururaj had helped him avail the fake documents.

G Krishnamurthi, the then Brahmavar  inspector who had arrested the accused had filed the charge sheet .