INDIA: MAN GETS DEATH SENTENCE FOR RAPING 4-YR-OLD GIRL IN MP
September 21, 2018:
A court in Satna (MP) on September 19, 2018 awarded death sentence to a contractual teacher for raping a four-year-old girl in this Madhya Pradesh district nearly three months ago, saying he turned out to be a demon instead of acting as a protector and the case fell in the "rarest of rare" category. (Sources: tribuneindia.com, 19/09/2018)
Additional District and Sessions Judge Dinesh Kumar Sharma awarded the death sentence to Mahendra Singh Gond (27) after convicting him under IPC section 376 AB (rape on woman under 12 years of age) and section 5/6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The victim, who was raped on July 1, is still in a critical condition and undergoing treatment at a Delhi-based hospital.