West Jaintia Hills District Court convicted two persons in two sexual assault cases, one of a minor and another of a lady.
Informing this on Thursday, West Jaintia Hills Superintendent of Police Bikram D Marak said that on 18.11.2016 an FIR was lodged at Amlarem PS that one lady was sexually assaulted on 17.11.2016 by one Murtibiang Surong. A case was registered vide Amlarem PS case No.18 (11) 2016 U/S 376 IPC and was endorsed to WPSI O Tyngkan who after investigation charge sheeted the case.
On 30th June,2022, the District Session Judge, West Jaintia Hills,Jowai, found the accused Murtibiang Surong guilty and convicted him U/S 376 IPC for 12 (Twelve) years rigorous imprisonment with fine of Rs.50,000/- (Rupees Fifty Thousand) only.
In another case, on 27.02.2018 an FIR was lodged at Jowai PS that one minor girl was sexually assaulted since November 2017 by Francis Suchiang. A case was registered vide Jowai PS case No.39 (02) 2018 U/S 506 IPC R/w Sec 7/8 POCSO Act and was endorsed to WPSI RM Suchiang who after investigation charge sheeted the case.
The Court of Special Judge (POCSO Act), West Jaintia Hills, Jowai on 28thJune,2022 found the accused Francis Suchiang guilty and convicted him U/S Sec 8 POCSO Act for 4(Four) years rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs.6000/-( Rupees Six Thousand)and in default of payment of fine shall undergo 2 months simple imprisonment and U/S 506 IPC fine of Rs.2000/-( Rupees Two Thousand) and in default of payment of fine shall undergo 1 month simple imprisonment.