face: The Surat district court here on Thursday convicted and sentenced a 25-year-old man to death for the rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl.
Additional District Judge NA Anjaria announced the quantum of punishment for a person convicted for the offense committed at Pandesara in Surat in December last year.
According to reports, the accused was convicted of charges under sections 302 (murder), 363, 366 (kidnapping), 376 (a, b) (rape) of the IPC, and sections of the POCSO Act. The court also ordered a compensation of Rs 15 lakh to the family members of the victim, the report said.
Meanwhile, the parents of the victim have expressed satisfaction over the order. The victim had gone missing on December 7 last year. A missing complaint was lodged after the girl’s family did not find her.
Thereafter, the police checked the CCTV footage and found the girl standing with the accused.
According to the police, the accused on the pretext of providing breakfast to the victim and took her to a food stall in the nearby area. He later took her to a ground where he raped her and hit her with a brick.
First published:December 16, 2021, 5:52 pm