Youth sent to probation in 2016 stalking case

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 16 September 2017

The youth stays in front of the girl’s house in Yerawada and had professed his love for the girl and chased her for six months.

Pune: A 21-year-old youth convicted in a case of stalking was given the benefit of probation by a sessions court on Thursday in Shivajinagar. The incident had occurred when the youth had held hands of a 17-year-old minor girl in January last year in 2016 and had asked to marry her.  

Additional sessions judge SM Menjoge directed the convict to execute a bond of Rs 3,000 with one surety for good behaviour for two years.

The youth stays in front of the girl’s house in Yerawada and had professed his love for the girl and chased her for six months. The girl’s mother had then lodged a complaint against the youth for stalking her and other sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Additional Public Prosecutor Rajesh Kavedia examined five witnesses in the case. Based on the evidence, the youth was convicted. Kavedia said that the court took the youth’s age into consideration and the youth had no criminal record. As the youth is the neighbour of the victim, there is need to maintain peace between the family and hence, the court decided to grant 
probation to the accused.

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