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Court denies bail to man accused of raping 8-yr-old, says POCSO Act is to protect children

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Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: A local court in Ahmedabad has rejected the bail plea of a 19-year-old who is accused of raping an 8-year-old girl after he injured her by hitting her on the head.

The court, while rejecting the bail plea of the accused, Pavan Dantani, said the objective of the POCSO Act is to protect minor children from the perpetrators. Therefore, taking into consideration the role played by the applicant and the age of the minor prima facie the court is not inclined to grant the bail, it said.

The advocate appearing for the accused submitted that he was falsely implicated in the case with malafide intention.

The advocate said the victim never mentioned the incident and no explanation about the delay in filing the FIR was given by the complainant. Moreover, the accused does not have any criminal antecedent.

What court said

The court, however, noted from police papers and other material on record that though the name of the accused is not in the FIR, the DNA samples of blood found on the clothes of the accused matched the blood of the victim. A test identification parade was carried out and an eye witness identified him before the magistrate. Hence the court rejected the bail plea of the accused.

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The Public Prosecutor submitted before the court that, the accused attempted to murder the victim by hitting her on the head with a stone and then raped her.

An FIR was filed with the Vivekanandnagar police station which said the petitioner and another accused Rahul, who is also the uncle of the victim, took the child in an autorickshaw to someplace. The accused gave Rahul liquor who later passed out and the accused took advantage of the situation and took the minor to an abandoned place near CPAD Hathijan and raped her.

 

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