The Fast Track Mahila Court, Vellore, on Wednesday sentenced a man to 10 years imprisonment for rape of an eight-year-old girl.

M. Selvam, sessions judge, fast track mahila court, sentenced Karuna alias Karunakaran to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 2,000 under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and also under various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

He was awarded seven years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 1,000 under Section 366 (kidnapping) of the IPC. Karunakaran, then aged 50, kidnapped and raped the child in 2015, S. Lakshmi Priya, special public prosecutor, said.

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