A madrasa teacher and religious scholar in Malappuram who abused his two minor daughters has been awarded four life terms for abusing the youngest child.
The verdict on a case of sexual abuse of the eldest daughter will be made on August 25.
The verdict on the first of the two cases against the 55-year-old man of Kurumbalangode in Malappuram district was pronounced by Judge Prakashan PT of the Fast-track Special Court at Manjeri.
The accused has also been slapped with additional jail terms under various sections of the Indian Penal Code namely 376 read with 511 (attempt to rape), 354 (outraging the modesty of a woman), 506(2) (criminal intimidation), and 342 (wrongful confinement), and section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act.
He has also been fined Rs 50,000 along with each life term that could be served concurrently. In the event of failure to pay the fine amount, the accused will have to pay an additional two years for each default.
The accused had reportedly abused his two daughters between 2014 and 2016 and the incident had come to light after the children complained to their mother.
In 2016 March, the mother filed a police complaint against the man for sexually abusing the daughters who were then aged 15 and 17.