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Kerala: minor's rapist, murder gets death penalty

IANS  Thiruvananthapuram, January 03, 2013
First Published: 18:27 IST(3/1/2013) | Last Updated: 18:34 IST(3/1/2013)

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.

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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."


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