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Friday, November 1, 2013

Man sentenced to death for Haridwar rape, double murder

D S Kunwar, TNN | Nov 1, 2013, 04.14 AM IST DEHRADUN: A court on Thursday awarded capital punishment to a 26-year-old man in a case of rape and double murder in Haridwar district's Manglaur town. The additional district judge's court found Wajid Ali guilty of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl from her residence in Manglaur, raping her in a nearby village, poisoning her to death and also causing her grandmother's death by running his car over the woman on February 19. The court said since the case belonged to the rarest of rare category, the culprit deserved to be accorded a punishment not less than the death penalty. It said the manner in which Ali crushed the teenage girl's grandmother, 65-year-old Momin, to death was most inhuman and brutal. Momin had been grappling with Ali to prevent him from kidnapping her granddaughter. The cases against Ali were registered based on the statement made by the teenager before the police a couple of minutes before her death.

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