Submitted by Subeditor on Mon, 2016-01-25 21:27 Mangaluru: A 31-year-old individual, who had sexual intercourse with a girl two years ago by promising to marry her, was convicted by the Sixth Additional District and Sessions Court convicted on Monday under IPC Sections 376 (Rape) and 417 (punishment for cheating). However, two others, who had allegedly helped the accused, were acquitted as prosecution failed to prove the charge. The convicted Shashi alias Parameshwar (31), a resident of Narimogaru village in Puttur taluk, and his 22-year-old victim were in love for the past five years. The accused Shashi is said to have visited the victim's house on May 25, 2014, on the pretext of talking with the girl’s parents about their marriage. On finding out that the girl’s parents were not in the house, he reportedly used the opportunity to have sexual intercourse with the girl by promising that he would marry her soon. Later, Shashi is said to have begun avoiding the girl under various pretexts, infuriating the girl who lodged a complaint with the Kadaba police station. Based on the complaint, Puttur Rural police station Circle Inspector Suresh Kumar filed a chargesheet against Shashi and two others, Vishwanath and Mahesh, accusing them of helping the accused. When the case came for hearing, the Sixth Additional District and Sessions Court Judge D T Puttarangaswamy upheld the argument of public prosecutor Judith O M Crasta and convicted the accused under IPC Sections 376 (Rape) and 417 (punishment for cheating). The quantum of punishment is expected to be announced on January 27.