Bangalore : Church Priest Sentenced to 7 Years Jail for Rape

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Bangalore(Karnataka) : A fast-track court in Bangalore has sentenced a church priest from Metagalli, Mysore to 7 years imprisonment for kidnapping and raping a 15-year old girl. The incident happened in 2009.
 
The priest, Padre Shyam abducted the girl from Metagalli on 21st April, 2009. he brought her to the Central Silk Board quarters at Vanivilas Road near Basavanagudi, Bangalore. The heinous crime was committed there. Later he took her to Perumpudur near Chennai and from there. went to Solurpet, Andhra Pradesh. The crime was repeated there.
 
Basavanagudi police registered a case against him following a complaint filed by the victims mother. Padre Shyam was arrested on 16 May, 2009.
 
Special public prosecutor MR Bannihatti, who has been in charge of the case said that a fine of Rs 4,000 or imprisonment by default has been slapped on the accused by the 46th FTC judge GK Gokhale, who delivered the verdict. The court ordered the priest to pay Rs 5,000 to the victim’s mother, besides the bearing of court expenses

Source: indiawires.com

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