perambalur, jul 12
The District fast track Mahila court here convicted and sentenced a 66-year-old man to five years jail term for attempting to sexually assault a seven – year-old girl in his shop at Elambalur village near Perambalur.
According to the prosecution, the accused Dharmalingam attempted to sexually assault the girl when she went to his shop for some purchase in February 2018. However, the girl managed to escape and told her parents about the incident. Based on a complaint, the all- women police Perambalur arrested him and filed a case.
The judge Ms.Malarvizhi sentenced the accused to undergo five years imprisonment and also slapped a fine of Rs 10,000. The accused paid the fine immediately and pleaded for time to go on appeal. The judge then suspended his conviction for a month to approach the Madras High Court and get bail.