Couple sentenced to 7-yr imprisonment in rape case

A local court sentenced a couple to seven years` imprisonment in the rape case of a reserve category woman.

Khandwa: A local court sentenced a couple to seven years` imprisonment in the rape case of a reserve category woman.

According to prosecution, on July 7, 2009, one Rajni called a woman (belonging to reserve category) to her agricultural field to work as a labourer where her (Rajni`s) husband Ashok allegedly raped her in the presence of his wife.

He also threatened to kill her if she revealed the incident to anyone.

On the complaint of the victim, Dhangaon police station registered a case against the couple and later they were tried in the Special Court which found them guilty.

Special Judge Gouri Shankar Dube awarded seven-year imprisonment to both of them on Tuesday, the prosecution said today.

PTI

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