Erode: A local court in Gobichettippalayam near Erode awarded life sentence to a youth for kidnapping and raping a minor girl in 2010.
According to prosecution, 19-year-old Sakthivel kidnapped a 17-year-old girl with the help of three others on April 14, 2010 in gobichettipalayam. Sakthivel took the girl to Salem where and raped her.
The girl escaped from there two days later and returned to Gobichettipalayam and lodged a police complaint. The police arrested the four.
One of those who helped in kidnapping the girl died few years later. Additional Sessions Judge awarded life sentence to Sakthivel on Friday while two others would have to undego six years rigorous imprisonment each.