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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

SHIVANI CASE: HC UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE TO RAJESH

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 PNS Indore Bhopal 

The MP High Court on Tuesday upheld the order of a local court which awarded death sentence to Rajesh Singh Sengar, uncle of seven-year-old Baby Shivani who was sexually abused and killed her later by the accused last year.

Shivani was sexually abused and murdered in September last year. Her father Prem Singh Sengar had given her to his cousin Rajesh in the hope that she would have a better future.A division bench comprising Justice Shantanu Kemkar and Justice MC Garg of the MP High Court passed the judgement. A local fast track court on March 12 this year had awarded capital punishment to Rajesh Singh Sengar, 41, for rape, unnatural sex and murder of seven-year-old niece Shivani, besides imposing a fine of Rs 10,000 on him. The court also awarded life imprisonment to his wife Baby Bai along with a fine of Rs 4,000.

The fast track court of seventh additional sessions judge Savita Dubey delivered the judgement in the case after just eight hearings during which a total of 20 witnesses were produced, including 12 neighbours of the victim. The accused Sengar had challenged the verdict of lower fast track court in the High Court.

Taking cognizance of his petition, the High Court upheld the verdict of the fast track court stating that the accused did not deserve a lesser punishment than what had been awarded to him by the fast track court. Meanwhile, the accused was contemplating to move the higher court. The accused Rajesh Singh Sengar, who is uncle of Shivani, subjected the girl to inhuman and unnatural sexual torture for a long time. The incident had elicited sharp protest from the city residents who took to streets in protest against the brutal incident. Following a mass protest of the city people, the police had referred Shivani murder case to a fast track court for early justice to the family of the deceased.              

Source: http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/bhopal/shivani-case-hc-upholds-death-sentence-to-rajesh.html

4 comments:

  1. I donot understand whether such people who advocate to abolish death sentence to such henious crime doers can bring the little baby Shivani back to life. Request if u can pl do that as she was cute innocent little girl. Why support the demon uncle who so brutally raped and killed her after bringing her to raise her as own child?

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  2. We do not support the crime committed. It is indeed heinous to kill anyone. We do not support the crime and we believe that punishment should be given to anyone proven guilty but death penalty is not a solution to these crimes or to the person who committed it.

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  3. He has to undergo the pain baby shivani went ,no Water,no light,no food,physical torture,absuve,beatting,..she wrote few words on her locked rooms wall. I strongly condem his life imprrsioment.h e should be given same torture he have to shivani and to be killed the way he killed her.

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  4. He has to undergo the pain baby shivani went ,no Water,no light,no food,physical torture,absuve,beatting,..she wrote few words on her locked rooms wall. I strongly condem his life impresiment.h e should be given same torture he have to shivani and to be killed the way he killed her.

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