Sumbal: A court here on Tuesday convicted and sentenced a man to three years imprisonment for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old boy in 2002.
The court of Sub-judicial magistrate Manzoor Hussain also imposed a fine of Rs 5000 on convict, Feroz Ahmad Khan, a resident of Khathpora Hajin here, and ordered it to be paid to the victim as compensation, who is now 22 years of age.
The complaint was filed by the father of the victim in 2002 following which the police registered an FIR 73/02 under section 377 RPC.
The investigation was carried during which minor was referred to SKIMS Soura where doctors confirmed the assault. Later chargesheet against Khan was filed.
Talking to reporters, father of the victim hailed the court’s decision.
“I had almost lost faith but thanks to judiciary headed by sub judicial magistrate Sumbal, the faith has been regained,” he said.
Senior Prosecuting Officer Qazi Abid Ali, who was pleading the case for the victim described the verdict as a “great relief” for the victim.
“He has waited for 15 years for justice to be delivered and it has finally come.”