INDIA: 43-YEAR-OLD SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR RAPING, MURDERING MINOR
January 31, 2013: A local court in Badaun, India, pronounced death sentence to a man in a year-old rape and murder case. Â
The accused also tried to dispose of the body after murdering the 12-year-old victim.Â
Considering the case under the rare of the rarest crime category, Additional District and Sessions Judge SN Tripathi gave this exemplary verdict. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 25000 on the accused.Â
Akhtar had kidnapped the girl from the fields where she was grazing animals on April 4, 2012.Â
The accused, a small-time businessman was nabbed by the locals when he was trying to dispose of the body. Â
Later, autopsy on the girlâs body confirmed rape.
The Police recovered girlâs broken bangles and hairs from Akhtarâs house during investigation. (Sources: Bhaskar News, 02/02/2013)