Mangaluru, November 15: An accused in the rape case of an elderly woman at Alape Padil in Mangaluru has been convicted by the 6th additional district sessions and special court.
The convicted person is Nagesh (25). Judge Pushpanjali from the 6th additional district sessions and special court on rape case has delivered the verdict.
The 69 year old victim is the mother of 4 children lived alone in her house at Alape as her two daughters lived abroad and two sons lived separately in Mangaluru.
One of her daughters was constructing a house for her family next to the woman’s house. A contractor from Bajal had taken the building contract. A labourer named Nagesh from Chinthamani, Chikkaballapur had come to work for the same building under the contractor and stayed in a shed behind the house of the woman.
As per the case details, on June 14, 2013 at around 7.15 pm, Nagesh entered the house of the elderly woman and threatened her by showing knife and attempted to rape her. The old woman pleaded Nagesh saying he was younger than her own children and she should not to be subjected to misery as she was old and was ill. But the accused raped her with biting her on her face and lips. Then the accused had fled by with jewellery worth Rs 50,000 and Rs.5500 cash from the woman’s house.
Later, the neighbours came to the woman’s house. A police complaint on rape was lodged at Mangaluru rural police station.
Immediately the cops carried a brisk operation. The next day the cops traced Nagesh who was sleeping in a nearby forest with stolen valuables.
Inspector Ravish Nayak had investigated and filed charge sheet. The special court examined 21 witnesses during the hearing. Public prosecutor Shivaprasad carried the prosecution.
Nagesh failed to admit the guilt and had argued that he had lent Rs. 10000 to the woman and since he demanded her to return the money, she had accused him of rape.
The sentence is expected to be pronounced on November 18th.