Man sentenced to three years under POCSO Act in Salem

The Special Court for trial of POCSO cases in Salem sentenced a man to three years of imprisonment for sexually harassing a minor girl near Attur here.

According to the police, in February 2014, Bhagyaraj (34), a daily wager near Attur, sexually harassed a 17-year-old girl from the neighbourhood. Based on the complaint of the victim and her parents, the Attur police registered a case and arrested Bhagyaraj under POCSO Act.

Hearing the case on Wednesday, Judge S. Muruganantham sentenced the accused to three years of imprisonment and imposed a fine of ₹16,000.

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