TURA, March 15 � In a major boost to the fight on crimes against women, the Fast Track Court of Tura convicted two persons accused of rape in the last fifteen days. While the first conviction and sentencing was on February 24, the latest conviction came on Monday last.
In the first case, one Tengkhan G Momin was convicted on the charge of rape of a four-year-old girl on August 28, 2012. According to the order, the culprit confessed his guilt and was sentenced to ten years of rigourous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 1,000. Rape of the victim was proved in the Baghmara Civil Hospital where the medical examination was done.
In the second conviction, one Binanda Rabha was found guilty in the case of the rape of a minor and was sentenced to four years of rigourous imprisonment. According to the case file, Rabha was found guilty of the rape of a minor on January 16, 1999, after the medical examination confirmed the crime. The victim was mentally challenged.
The case was lying in the Williamnagar Court for over 14 years before it was transferred to the Tura Fast Track Court on March 12, 2013.
Rabha was charged under the relevant sections and was given a sentence of four years of RI and a fine of Rs 5,000.
The Public Prosecutor of the case, PL Sebastian said, �The Fast Track Court is helping clear a lot of old cases and these two convictions should act as deterrents to criminals in the future. We have till date disposed 521 cases since the inception of the Fast Track Court in 2003.�