Bijnor, Jan 30 (Agencies): A local court awarded 7 years rigourous imprisonment to a rape accused who kidnapped and raped a 16-year-old girl almost two years back.

Additional District Judge (III) Het Ram Singh sentenced Pappu alias Chhanga, a inhabitant of Muhammadpur Deomal village under Mandawar police station, to the term on Friday.

Pappu had taken advantage of the closeness he shared as a regular visitor, with the then 16-year-old minor's family and kidnapped and raped the girl on March 28, 2009.

Acting on the complaint of the girl's father Dharam Veer, the police found her a few days later from the Railway station at Chandok.

The girl then informed the police that the accused had taken her to Jallandhar, where he raped her.
On being found guilty of kidnapping and rape, the seven year sentence was awarded with a fine of Rs 2,000.