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Maharashtra: In a rare court judgement, man jailed for 3 years for staring and winkin

prasad1

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[FONT=&quot]Beed: A young man from Maharashtra's Marathwada paid a huge price for teasing a girl. 24-year-old Purushottam Veer, a resident of Takal Gawhan in Beed, was sentenced to three years of prison term for winking and staring at a minor. [/FONT]
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A Beed court in Marathwada awarded him the sentence. The incident took place on 20 April 2017 when Veer started stalking a 16-year-old girl on the streets of Raymoha. He then reportedly winked and stared her. [/FONT]

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The victim then lodged a complaint against Veer at the Patoda police station on the very same day. The Police filed an FIR basis the Prevention of Torture and Child Sexual Abuse Act (POSCO).[/FONT]

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The trial, in this case, had begun closed to a year-and-half ago and the court has pronounced the verdict now. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 500 on the guilty. While sub-inspector Arun Dongre led the investigation in the case, a total of seven witnesses testified against the accused. [/FONT]

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The sentence by the court has been welcomed by everyone and seen as a move which will help prevent harassment. It is seen as a deterrent for men making unwanted sexual advances towards women. "It is a crime to stare at a girl for more than 14 seconds. A complaint can be filed against anyone in this regard," Kerala excise department commissioner Rishiraj Singh was quoted as saying in 2016.

https://www.timesnownews.com/mirror...or-staring-and-winking-at-a-minor-girl/314640[/FONT]
 

Jaykay767

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In jurisprudence, the punishment should always be commensuarte with the crime.

In in this case the boy did not deserve the jail sentence howsoever widespread the Eve teasing is.

I hope the honourable court can revisit the punishment on appeal and rescind the jail term !!
 
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