INDIA: YOUTH GETS DEATH SENTENCE FOR RAPE, MURDER OF NINE-MONTH-OLD
August 9, 2019:
A court in Telangana on 8 August 2019 sentenced a man to death for sexual assault and killing of a nine-month-old girl child. (Sources: IANS, 08/08/2019)
A local court in Warangal Urban district pronounced the verdict within two months of the shocking incident.
The judge awarded the death penalty to K. Praveen under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. He is the first convict to be sentenced to death under POCSO Act in Telangana.
K. Praveen had sexually assaulted and killed the baby on the night of June 18 in Hanamkonda town.
The 28-year-old had picked up the child when she was sleeping with her parents on the terrace of their house.
The police had filed chargesheet in the case within 20 days. The trial in the case began in Warangal District Additional court on 24 July and was completed on 2 August.