17 July 2019 :
In a speedy judgment, a Bophal district court on 11 July 2019 awarded death sentence to a 35-year-old man for raping and killing a nine-year-old girl last month.
The whole trial took 32 days and completed on 10 July and the order was kept reserved for 11 July on which death penalty was sentenced to the accused.
Special Judge (for POCSO cases) Kumudini Patel pronounced the punishment to Vishnu Bamora on two separate offences under Indian Penal Code Sections 302 (murder) and 376-AB (raping a girl of 12-year-old and below). The convict was also sentenced to life for the offence of unnatural sex with the eight-year-old girl, state prosecution cell's spokesperson Sudha Vijay Singh Bhadoriya told.
The judge also awarded him three years' and seven years' imprisonments under IPC Sections 363 and 366, respectively, for kidnapping the minor and abduction for forced and illicit intercourse, Bhadoriya said. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court ordered all the sentences to run concurrently, she said.