Itanagar: The West Siang district and session court has sentenced one Martin Bagra to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment for raping his adopted sister.

Martin who was convicted by the court under Sections 376(1) and 506 of the IPC has also been asked to pay a fine of Rs 50,000/-, failing which he shall have to serve another six months of additional imprisonment.

Session Judge Goto Mega while passing out the verdict said “the offence committed by the convict would have a horrendous impact on the victim’s life forever and the pain, agony, and trauma suffered by the victim are beyond imagination.”

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“The convict’s unrestricted liberty and freedom poses threat to safety and security of women in a civilised society. It is considered rational if he is confined to four walls of the jail not only to instil confidence of the people in Rule of Law but enable the convict to reform himself,” the judgment from the court dated March 16, 2021 read.

The convict has not only demolished the aspiration of the victim as a fostered daughter but also snatched her desire to live in a society with self-respect, dignity and without social stigma, the court added.

According to reports, the victim who is now around 34 years of age was raped by Martin at his residence in the wee hours of July 11, 2016.

The victim who happens to be Martin’s foster sister had been living with the family since she was a young child.

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