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Madhya Pradesh man awarded death penalty for raping, killing 14-year-old last year

The accused was booked for rape, murder, house trespass, assault and destroying evidence under the Indian Penal Code and other relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act.

india Updated: Aug 20, 2018 23:55 IST
Punya Priya Mitra
Punya Priya Mitra
Bhopal, Hindustan Times
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Protest march over a rape case in Jammu in April. (AFP file photo)

A 22-year-old man was sentenced to death on Monday for the rape-cum-murder of a 14-year-old girl in Sagar district last year. This is the eleventh case of a person being awarded the death penalty for sexually assaulting a minor this year, said director public prosecution Rajendra Kumar.

Additional government advocate MD Avasthi, who represented the state in the case, said the girl was raped by Rabbu alias Sarvesh Sen (22) at Deval village on December 7, 2017. He then poured kerosene over the victim and set her afire, causing her to die in agony seven days later.

The accused was booked for rape, murder, house trespass, assault and destroying evidence under the Indian Penal Code and other relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act.

“The case was categorised as a sensational and heinous offence, and Bhangarh police station in-charge sub-inspector Ravi Bhushan Pathak completed the investigation in 21 days. The challan was presented on December 28, 2017,” said Rajendra Kumar.

The death sentence was awarded by Bina first additional session judge Alok Mishra after Sen was found guilty of the charges levelled against him.

First Published: Aug 20, 2018 20:36 IST