Thane:The Thane district court in Maharashtra has sentenced a man to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment for raping a 13-year-old girl.

Judge S A Sinha also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the 42-year-old man (name not disclosed), a resident of Uttan in the district, after convicting him under Section 376 (rape) of the IPC on Friday.

The victim and the convict, who worked as a security guard, were neighbours, said Public Prosecutor Ujjwala Moholkar Saturday.

On August 27, 2018, the victim and her younger brother had gone to the convict's residence to play with his cat, she said.

The convict sent the boy outside to purchase something and raped the girl.

After the girl narrated the incident to her grandmother, a complaint was lodged against the convict at the Uttan Sagari (Marine) police station, Moholkar said.

The judge relied on the victim's testimony as well as on the medical evidence, the prosecutor added. PTI

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