INDIA: BOMBAY HIGH COURT CONFIRMS DEATH FOR 'REMORSELESS' MAN WHO RAPED, KILLED SCHOOLGIRL
February 16, 2015: The Bombay high court upheld the death sentence of a 25-year-old man who raped a 13-year-old schoolgirl and dumped her body in a marshy land in Alibaug in 2012. A division bench of justices VK Tahilramani and IK Jain confirmed the death sentence of Madhya Pradesh resident Viran Rajput, who was working as a labourer in Alibaug, stating that he had not shown any remorse after the incident and was wandering in the village.
"The accused committed the offence in order to satisfy his lust. He forcibly raped a defenceless 13-and-a-half-year-old schoolgoing girl and eliminated her life, which is the ultimate insult to womanhood. The crime was committed in a beastly, brutal and barbaric manner. The subsequent conduct of the accused indicates that he had felt no remorse," the bench observed. (Sources: dna, 17/02/2015)