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    Man Gets 10 Years in Jail for Abducting, Raping Minor in India

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    The verdict comes amidst a recent incident in the same state of Rajasthan, in which a married woman was allegedly gang-raped by several men in front of her husband.

    New Delhi (Sputnik): A man in the Indian state of Rajasthan was awarded 10 years of rigorous imprisonment on Tuesday for abducting and raping a minor girl in 2016.

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    A special court in Rajasthan convicted the man under the Indian Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. He was also slapped with a fine of Rs 10,000 (over $140).

    The incident occurred in October 2016, when the convict abducted the girl upon finding her alone and took her to a deserted place and raped her.

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    The POCSO Act, one of the most stringent laws for child abuse, was enacted in 2012 to provide a robust legal framework for the protection of children from offences of sexual assault.

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