Rape accused Laishram Joykumar Singh (aged 44 years) , son of L. Tomba Singh of Tangkham Awang Leikai has been convicted to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 14 years with a fine of Rs. 25,000/- by the court of Session Judge Imphal East today. The verdict was announced today afternoon.
The court also directed to compensate the victim an amount of Rs. 26,000/- for loss and injury caused to her both physically and mentally under section 367 (1) (b) of CrPC.
Trial of the case began on March 13 with the framing of charges against the accused by the Court. Advocate Y. Devdutta filed the petition for the complainant.
During the trial, 16 prosecution witnesses and four defence witnesses deposed before the Court.
It may be mentioned that the incident occurred at around 7.30 pm on October 11, 2013 during Durga Puja festival.
Nobody was there in the victim’s house when Joykumar barged into the house and repeatedly raped the woman.
He also threatened to kill her if she disclosed the crime to anybody.
However, the rape survivor narrated the whole incident to her mother on October 13, 2013 .
Later, the victim’s mother lodged a complaint against Joykumar at Heingang police station the same day.
He was arrested by a team of Heingang police at around 8.30 am the next day.
The convict has been in the custody since 14/10/2013 and has already undergone imprisonment for a period of 642 days during the pendency of the present case. The court directed to set off the period as per the provision of the Section 428 CrPC.