Principal gets death penalty for raping class-V student

Patna: A Special POCSO court here awarded death sentence to the principal of a school in Patna for raping a class-V girl student.

In an order passed on Monday, Special POCSO judge Awadhesh Kumar announced capital punishment for convict Arvind Kumar. The court also imposed a fine of Rs one lakh on him.

Another accused Abhishek Kumar, who was a teacher at the school located at Phulwari Sharif here, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a fine of Rs 50,000.

The victim was found to be pregnant in September, 2018. A case was lodged at the Mahila Thana here under the POCSO Act and relevant sections of the IPC.

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