Shillong: A POSCO court on Monday awarded life imprisonment to a former police officer for raping and threatening two minor sisters at a police station in Meghalaya’s South West Garo Hills district in 2013. The ex-cop was then the officer-in-charge of Ampati police station when he committed the crime against the two sisters at the police station. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 8 lakh to be paid to the victims.
Islam, who was convicted under POSCO Act, raped a 14-year-old-girl at the Ampati police station on March 13, and also on March 14, 2013. In the same year, on March 31, he rapped her 17-year-old sister too at gunpoint, following which the father of the victims filed an FIR against the officer in charge. In his FIR, alleged that Islam had threatened to kill both the victims and also to frame to fake criminal cases if they dared to inform anyone about the crime.