The Second District and Sessions Court here sentenced Santoskumar, a resident of Sedam town, to lifetime imprisonment for sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl two years ago. The judge also imposed a fine of Rs. 1 lakh under Section 6 of POCSO Act and Section 376(2)(i) (Custodial Rape) for sexually assaulting the minor girl on the pretext of giving her a chocolate on September 30, 2016. Gopalappa S., who heard the case on Thursday, ordered the District Legal Services Authority to pay a compensation of Rs. 50,000 to the victim.
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