A man was arrested by UP Police for raping 6 year old neighbor. An FIR was filed against accused Ajay Allas Ram Naresh after the girl’s mother complained of “digital rape” with her daughter on Saturday night. “Digital rape” is defined as forced sex that is performed on a person using any part of the body other than the male genitalia.
Ajay was charged with violating both the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO) and Section 376AB of the Indian Penal Code. The girl was in their home with her older sister and brother while their mother was away at work, according to the authorities. Their neighbor, Ajay, came over at night and committed the crime.
On Sunday morning, when the mom arrived home, the kids embraced her and broke down in tears. Ajay was arrested on the night of October 30 and October 31 when he attempted to flee to his home village in the Kannauj district.
What do we understand by “digital rape”?
The term “digital rape” is gender-neutral and refers to all types of victims and perpetrators. Majors and minors are the next two classifications made for the rape victims. According to POCSO Act Section 375, there are two different categories of perpetuators who conduct crimes: minor digital rapists and significant digital rapists. According to Sections 5 and 6 of the POCSO Act, those who commit this type of offence are subject to a fine of Rs 50,000.
According to Section 3 of the POCSO Act, penetrative sexual assault is defined as the intentional insertion of any item or body part, other than the penis, into a child’s vagina, urethra, or anus, or the coercion of a child to do so. After 2012, laws addressing digital rape went into effect. Digital rape had not previously been covered by the Indian Penal Code (IPC). It was once classified as “molestation” rather than “rape.”
According to the POCSO Act, the perpetrator will get a five-year prison sentence, and if the offence falls under Section 376 of the POCSO Act, the sentence may be increased from 10 years to life in prison.