Guwahati, March 29: A Meghalaya police officer, Nurul Islam was awarded life sentence and fined Rs 8 lakh by the POCSO court in Shillong on charges of committing rape on two minor sisters at Ampati in South West Garo Hills district on the state in March, 2013.
In its 87-page order, the POCSO court said that the accused, by his act, had brought immense disrepute and dishonour to the institution of which he was, unfortunately, a part and shaken the faith of the people in the system.
Islam raped the younger sister, aged 13, at Ampati police station on March 13 and repeated the crime the next day. On March 31 of the same year, he raped her 17-year-old sister at gunpoint at the victim’s residence and threatened her against reporting the crime to anyone.
Following the rape of the 17-year-old girl, the father of the victim girls mustered courage to file an FIR against the police officer.