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Man gets 6 Years in Jail for Sexually Assaulting Minor Girl in Mangaluru

A noteworthy development is that 29-year-old Vijay Pravin Cutinha was found guilty of sexually abusing a young girl and sentenced to six years of hard prison time plus a fine of Rs 20,000. The Mangaluru additional district and sessions court rendered the decision.
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Mangaluru: In a significant development, a 29-year-old man, Vijay Pravin Cutinha, has been convicted and sentenced to six years of rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 20,000 for sexually assaulting a minor girl. The verdict was delivered by the additional district and sessions court in Mangaluru.

Court Verdict and Penalties

The court’s decision mandates that Vijay Pravin Cutinha serves six years of rigorous imprisonment and pays a fine of Rs 20,000. Failure to pay the fine will result in an additional six months of ordinary imprisonment. Additionally, under IPC section 354, the accused faces another three years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000. A further three months of imprisonment will be enforced if the additional fine is not paid. The court has also directed the government to provide compensation of Rs one lac to the victim.

Incident Details

The incident took place on April 20, 2022, when the minor girl visited a shop in Amblamogaru, Konaje police limits, to buy eatables. Vijay Pravin Cutinha, who was at the shop to purchase beedies, sexually assaulted the girl. The case was subsequently registered at the Konaje police station, and Inspector Sharanappa Bhandary conducted the investigation, submitting the chargesheet to the court.


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