On Thursday, a POCSO court in Durg, Chhattisgarh, sentenced a youth to two years in prison for assaulting and physically abusing a minor girl.

Under the Utai Police Station, the accused, Kamta Patel, was detained for grabbing a minor from behind and kissing her in a public place. After returning home, the minor was disturbed by the experience and told her mother about it. After learning of the occurrence, the minor’s parents filed a complaint with the Utai Police Station.

The Utai police station on getting a complaint filed an FIR under various Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections and POCSO Act. The two-year rigorous imprisonment was pronounced against the accused in the court of Special Judge Avinash K Tripathi.

In another incident, a mother of an eight-year-old girl knocked on the doors of the High Court seeking protection from hackers and ransom seekers. According to the woman, her mobile phone and email id have been hacked by hackers. “They have morphed my photographs and blackmailed me. The hackers are demanding a hefty amount and on failing to fulfill their demands, they have threatened to upload the photographs on the internet.”

The Chhattisgarh High Court has summoned Kabir Nagar and Purani Basti police station to investigate and arrest the criminals behind the hacking and blackmailing incident. The High Court has directed both the police stations to submit a report with an affidavit.

Last week, two men under the influence of alcohol abducted, gang-raped, and murdered a woman in her early twenties in the Bemetara district of the state. The two perpetrators were arrested a few hours after a complaint was lodged by the victim’s mother.

The two during questioning told the police that they killed the woman after gangraping her because she was resisting the duo’s advances.