Punjab: Teacher found guilty of raping student, imprisoned for 20 years, fined ₹1 lakh

In a significant development, the court of Additional Sessions Judge Ravinder Kaur Sandhu in Ludhiana has handed down a 20-year prison sentence to a man convicted of raping a student. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the perpetrator. The case came to light when the mother of the minor victim filed a statement at Raikot police station, stating that her 16-year-old daughter, who was in the 11th grade, used to go to a relative’s house for tuition.
After a few months, the victim complained of stomach pain, prompting her family to take her to a doctor. Shockingly, the doctor revealed that the student was pregnant. The victim then disclosed to her family that her tuition teacher, Jagjit Singh alias Gaggu, a resident of Raikot, had engaged in sexual relations with her on multiple occasions. Subsequently, the police registered a case, arrested the accused, and presented the challan (charge sheet) in court.

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