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Rajasthan man gets death sentence within 20 days for raping minor

Accused Vinod Banjara, 23, is a resident of Dausa and sold utensils, Kishore said. On August 2, he raped the minor in a village when her maternal grandparents were away.

jaipur Updated: Aug 31, 2018 19:53 IST
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The accused’s wife delivered a baby girl seven days back.(Picture for representation)

The father of an infant girl was awarded death sentence by the Jhunjhunu POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) court in Rajasthan on Friday for raping a minor on August 2.

Nand Kishore, Special Public Prosecutor, POCSO court, said this is the first case when the death sentence has been given to a rapist within 20 days of presenting a challan in a court.

Accused Vinod Banjara, 23, is a resident of Dausa and sold utensils, Kishore said. On August 2, he raped the minor in a village when her maternal grandparents were away.

Police formed a special team to investigate the case, Kishore said. “Through CCTVs, the accused was identified and arrested on August 3. He was remanded to custody where he confessed to the crime,” he said.

Banjara’s wife delivered a baby girl seven days back, Kishore added.

First Published: Aug 31, 2018 19:53 IST