The Rape Crisis Blog

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of rape victims throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Sunil More appeals against rape verdict

The Bombay High Court today admitted the appeal filed by former police constable Sunil More, who was convicted of raping a 17-year-old girl by the Sessions Court on April 3 this year. Sessions Court sentenced him to jail for 12 years. He was also asked to a pay fine of Rs 26,500 to the victim as compensation for the agony suffered by her. More was convicted of raping the girl in the Marine Drive Police Post, a 10-minute walk from State secretariat, on April 21 last year. The appeal contends that the trial court had erred in convicting More as he had not raped the victim. It challenged the prosecution's case saying it was highly improbable to rape a girl three times in 15 minutes and contended that More was falsely implicated. Meanwhile, prosecution sources said that the State, while opposing More's appeal, would seek enhancement of the sentence awarded to him.

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