A fake doctor has been sentenced to two jail terms of 20 years each by a fast-track court of Raipur for raping two sisters on the pretext of treating them in 2017.
The case came into light in 2017 when the victims told about this to their parent after which they lodged a complaint at the Gudhiyari Police station. In December 2016, the family members of the victims, then aged 21 and 19, took them to the accused for the treatment of their abdominal and waist pain. The victims said that the accused started raping them since early 2017 on the pretext of curing them through “black magic” and threatened them with serious consequences if they informed about it to anyone.
Accused was arrested after the complaint and a case was registered against him. Special Public Prosecutor Tarachand Kosale said that Additional Sessions Judge Pooja Jaiswal convicted the 48-year-old fake doctor under section 376(2)(n) (committing rape repeatedly on the same woman) of the Indian Penal Code and sentenced him to two jail terms of 20 years each for raping two woman. The court also imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000 on the accused, he added.
Kosale said that on Wednesday, the court said that the two jail terms will run consecutively, which amounts to a 40-year jail term.