Shillong Feb 12: The Court of Special Judge (POCSO) East Khasi Hills district, Shillong on Tuesday awarded a rape accused 10 years rigorous imprisonment for an offence committed under Section 6 of POCSO Act, 2012.
The accused Klan Marbaniang was arrested in 2014 in connection with the Madanrting P.S. Case No. 40(6)2014 u/s 3(a)/4/5(k) of the POCSO Act 2012.
Marbaniang was 72 when he committed the offence on June 14, 2014.
Marbaniang was 72 when he was arrested for raping a 13-year old physically challenge girl at Thynroit Umsaw village in East Khasi Hills district.
Superintendentof Police (City), S.A. Rynjah in a statement issued on Tuesday evening said that the Court of Special Judge (POCSO) has also recommended compensation of Rs. 3 lakh to be paid to the victim by the State government.