Stating that it falls in the category of "rarest of rare case," a Delhi court sentenced a man to 30 years in jail for strangulating his 10-year-old grandson after sodomising him.
The court awarded rigorous life imprisonment to convict Raju for murdering his 10-year-old grandson, while making it clear that he would not be considered for any remission till he serves 20 years of the jail term.
It also sentenced the convict to 10 years in jail for committing sodomy, stipulating that both the sentences would be served one after the other.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs. 1.10 lakh on Raju and said, if recovered, Rs.1 lakh should be given to the victim's family as compensation.
The court stated, "The offence has been committed by a person who is a maternal grandfather in relation to the child. This is nothing short of betrayal of trust, the child must have reposed in the convict..."
The prosecution stated that the incident took place in May last year when the victim's father had gone to the market to buy household necessities, leaving the child in the custody of the accused, who was residing at their house at Azadpur in North West Delhi.
Raju took the child to a park and sodomised him. He later strangulated his grandson and threw his body in the bushes.