Gurgaon, Sep 6 (IANS) A court Friday convicted a private security guard of raping an eight-year-old girl and sentenced him to 10 years rigorous imprisonment.
Additional District and Session Judge Vikram Aggarwal held Shiv Shankar, 54, guilty of raping his neighbor's minor daughter Feb 20.
A fine of Rs.50,000 was also slapped on the convict.
Of this, half will be given to the victim. If the fine is not paid, Shiv Shankar will have to undergo another year of imprisonment, the court said.
"I am happy that court has reached the conclusion within months," Anju Rawat Negi, chief secretary of NGO Farishtey, told IANS. Farishtey had provided free legal aid to victim.
The accused had lured the victim to his room in Kadipur area and raped her. Her father, also a private security guard and her mother, a domestic help, were at work at that time.