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Indo-Asian News Service
Thiruvananthapuram, January 03, 2013
A court in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday sent an autorickshaw driver to the gallows who raped a Class 10 student and murdered her in March 2012. Principal sessions judge B Sudheendrakumar awarded the death penalty to Rajesh Kumar who raped the 15-year-old victim on March 6, 2012 when she was alone in her house.

He was arrested a week after the incident.

After the verdict, the victim's mother told reporters: "Capital punishment is what the murderer deserved and we prayed for it also. He did not deserve anything less."