Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Man gets death for rape & murder (after a nine day trial)

Bhopal March 15, 2013: The court of the Bhopal District and Sessions judge sentenced Nandkishore Walmiki, 50, to death on Thursday. He was held guilty of rape and murder of an 8- yr- old girl, whose dismembered body was found in TT Nagar area of the city on February 4. The judgment came 36 days after the discovery of the crime and the trial was completed in 9 working days. The incident had rocked the entire city. In a jam- packed courtroom, DJ Sushma Khosla delivered the judgment in the presence of accused Nandkishore. He was convicted under section 302 and 376 section of the IPC. However, Nandkishore told the court just before the judgment that he was innocent and was implicated in the case. Within the last 20 days, this is the second case in which capital punishment has been awarded by district judge. On February 22, Khosla had sentenced Dilip Bankar, accused of rape and murder of a 7- year- old girl in 2005, to death. Nandkishore lived in Ahata Rustam Khan locality, where the family of the deceased too lived. The victim along with her younger brother, Chunnu and mother Sapna had gone to Dussehra Maidan on February 3, from where she went missing. Her mutilated body was recovered the next morning after her family lodged a missing person report with TT Nagar police. Anup Maurya, a resident of Ashoka Garden, who was running a book stall in the ‘ Bhopal Utsav’ fair underway in the nearby Dushhera ground, informed the police that a stray dog was carrying human limbs into the bushes in the open space across the road from 45 Bungalows locality. He informed SI Santosh Sharma who called the girl’s father Narendra Dhuria and other relatives who identified the body as that of victim. Blood samples were sent to Forensic laboratory, Sagar. Along with investigation officer Santosh Sharma, SI GBS Sengar and Govindpura TI SKS Tomar were also put on the case for speedy investigations. Police had filed a charge sheet with a list of 55 witnesses on February 27. Finally 30 Prosecution witnesses deposed in the day- today trial. None of witnesses turned hostile in the case. There was no defence witness. Prosecutor Rajendra Giri said, “ District Judge Sushma Khosla delivered judgment before the accused. The judgment will go to the High Court for confirmation of death penalty within next couple of days.” Courtesy :

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