Bishnu Deo Mishra Vs.
State of Assam
O R D E R
Notice had been
issued on the quantum of sentence only.
We have heard the
learned counsel for the parties and perused the judgment impugned herein. Paragraph
34 of the High Court judgment reads as under: "Apart from being a crime against
society, rape is an offence against human dignity. It is a transgression which is
destructive of the whole personality of the victim. The commission of rape by the
accused upon a tender aged and helpless victim of his daughter's age, pretending
himself to be a priest and a religious man and thus hoodwinking everyone to
believe him to be so, is also a crime against religious faith.
Therefore, there is no
question of being lenient in passing sentence against the accused. Having given
thoughtful consideration on the entire evidence on record, we find no reason to
interfere with the findings of the learned Additional Sessions Judge, FTC, Bongaigaon
in this appeal." In view of the above, we are not inclined to interfere in
this matter. The Criminal Appeal is dismissed.
[HARJIT SINGH BEDI]
[GYAN SUDHA MISRA]