INDIA: MAN IN MADHYA PRADESH SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR RAPE, MURDER OF 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL
June 19, 2018:
A court in Sagar Madhya Pradesh sentenced a 21-year-old man to death for raping and killing a nine-year-old girl last year. Additional Sessions Judge Suman Shrivastava awarded death penalty to the Sunil Adivasi after holding him guilty of the child's rape and murder, said Additional Public Prosecutor Balbir Singh Thakur. (Sources: Press Trust of India, 20/06/2018)
The incident took place on April 13, 2017 when the girl had gone to a forest near her village Ujnet under Bandri police station to collect mahua seeds, Mr Thakur said.
He said Sunil Adivasi took the girl to his hut where he raped and killed her.