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What is digital rape? 81-year-old Noida man arrested for raping 17-year-old girl

You might think that ‘digital rape’ is defaming someone on identity online but it is a lot different term.

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New Delhi: In a shocking incident, an 81-year-old man was arrested for allegedly doing a digital rape with a 17-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida. He has been involved in the crime for more than seven years, according to a police spokesperson.

According to the police, the accused is an artist-cum-teacher. He has been a friend of the victim’s family for around 20 years. Initially, the girl was afraid of lodging a complaint. But, she somehow accumulated the courage to collect the sizeable evidence before telling her ordeal to the guardian.

The case has been registered under section 376 of IPC for rape, section 323 for causing hurt voluntarily, and 506 for criminal intimidation against the accused. Reportedly, he has now been sent to 14 days of judicial custody by a local court.

What is digital rape?

You might think that ‘digital rape’ is defaming someone on identity online but it is a lot different term. Media reports suggest that digital rape is mostly committed by the victims’ near and dear ones. The term ‘digital rape’  is used when a person forcibly inserts a finger or toes inside the private parts of someone without consent. In English, ‘digit’ is used as the synonym for finger, thumb and toes.

What is the punishment for digital rape in the law?

In the law, there is a provision for the punishment for the convict of digital rape. The offender may be awarded at least five of rape if proven guilty. In certain cases, the court may order jail for 10 years or even imply life imprisonment.

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