Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh: In a case that shocked the nation, Ankit Malviya, a resident of Bhopal, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a six-and-a-half-year-old girl.
The incident took place on September 27, 2021, when the girl, who used to go to Ankit’s sister’s house for tuition, had gone to collect some toffees from Ankit’s room. Instead of giving her toffees, Ankit blindfolded the girl and committed the heinous crime.
After the incident, the girl’s parents filed a complaint with the police, who arrested Ankit and produced him before the court. After hearing both sides, the court convicted Ankit of the crime and sentenced him to life imprisonment on February 13, 2023.
The verdict has been hailed by the victim’s family and activists, who have been fighting for justice for the young girl. The judgment is significant as it sends a strong message to those who commit such crimes and would act as a deterrent. It is also noteworthy in light of the increasing incidents of rape and sexual assault against women and children in the country.
The court’s decision is expected to provide some solace to the victim and her family, who have been traumatized by the incident. The judgment also emphasizes the need for society to come together to prevent such crimes and ensure that the guilty are brought to justice.