Amritsar: A 60-year-old man has been sentenced to seven-year imprisonment for raping his niece for many years.
Additional Sessions Judge Harpreet Kaur yesterday sentenced Sukhwant Singh Sidhu, who was living in Rani-Bagh locality, to seven years in jail, a police official said today.
The convict, who was out on bail at the time of verdict, has been arrested.
Officials of NRI Police Station here said the complaint was lodged with them through e-mail sent from the UK, whereupon the victim wrote to the Inspector General Police stating that as she was repeatedly raped by her uncle, at home for many years.
The victim, born in 1980, was left with her uncle by her mother for the purpose of her study. But she was raped since she was 9-year-old, but she could not tell about it to anyone due to fear, a police official said.
But as soon as she went to the UK after completing her MBBS, she wrote an email to Punjab Police and subsequently a case of rape was registered in the NRI Police Station on May 5, 2014
and Sukhwant was arrested on July 7 the same year.
During the pendency of the case, she visited India and along with her mother recorded their statements before the police and court.