INDIA: SC AWARDS DEATH PENALTY TO MAN FOR RAPING 4-YR-OLD GIRL, STONING HER TO DEATH
|The Supreme Court in New Delhi
November 26, 2014: SC has awarded death sentence to a 47-year-old man from Maharashtra after finding him guilty of raping a 4-year-old girl and then stoning her to death.
The apex court said the case fell in the rarest of rare category as the child had always referred to the man from neighbourhood as an uncle and trusted him.
SC said the way the man betrayed the child's trust and brutally raped and murdered her, he deserved nothing but death penalty.
The three-judge bench in a unanimous decision said the depraved man deserved death penalty as he was a threat to young girls and the balance in society. (Sources: TNN, 26/11/2014)