Heard, convicted and sentenced in a day: Special POCSO Judge convicts man for rape of 8-year-old

Special POCSO Judge Shashi Kant Rai gave a whole new meaning to the term "speedy trial" by examining witnesses, hearing the case, and passing orders on conviction and sentencing in one day.

A Special Judge in Bihar recently sentenced a man to life imprisonment for sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act after examining ten witnesses, hearing the case and passing an order of conviction and sentence in one day (State v. Dilip Kumar Yadav).

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