Meghalaya: Former police officer sentenced to life in prison for raping two minor sisters in 2013

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Shillong: A POCSO court here on Monday sentenced a former police officer to life in prison for raping and threatening two underage sisters at a police station in Meghalaya’s southwestern Garo Hills district in 2013.

The accused former police officer Nurul Islam was the officer-in-charge of Ampati police station when he committed a crime against the two sisters at the police station. He was convicted by a POCSO court last week.

The court on Monday sentenced Islam to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 800,000 should be paid to the victims.

Nurul Islam was found guilty of committing offenses punishable under the POCSO Act, 2012 and the IPC Act, the Child Sexual Offenses Protection (POCSO) court said on Thursday.

Islam raped a 14-year-old girl on March 13 and March 14, 2013 at the Ampati police station.

On March 31 of the same year, he also assaulted his 17-year-old elder sister at gunpoint, after which the victim’s father lodged an FIR against the officer in charge.

The father alleged in his FIR that Islam had threatened to implicate both the victims in criminal cases if they dared to kill and inform anyone about the crime.

Due to the sensitivity of the case, the investigation of the case was later shifted to East Khasi Hills District.

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