A 25-year-old youth from a village in Vikramgadh taluka of the district who was found guilty of molesting a teenage girl and driving her to commit suicide was convicted as well as sentenced to three years of rigorous imprisonment by Thane Assistant Sessions Judge S M Mahadik.
The judge found the accused Pravin Ananata Gorkhane of Potkhal village guilty of charges under Section 341, Section 354, Section 306 and Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code as well as jailed him for varying terms, along with a fine.
Additional Public Prosecutor Prakash Pujari told the court that the victim was on her way to school on December 4, 2012, along with her friends when the accused waylaid her and abused her.
He grabbed her hair and dragged her on the road. Her friends made an unsuccessful attempt to rescue the girl but failed after the accused threatened them, the prosecution told the court.