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2 awarded death penalty for killing four-year-old (Gujrat)
TNN | Mar 18, 2016, 12.33 AM IST
Palanpur: A court in Visnagar sentenced to two persons to death for murdering a four-year-old son of a local share broker in 2012. The convicts Akshay Patel (24) and Kuldeep Panchal (26) broke down in the court after additional sessions judge KM Dave pronounced the death sentence. The duo had abducted Golu, son of a share broker in Kansa village, on March 17, 2012 for ransom. They had demanded Rs 50 lakh for his release. But the boy's father informed police, who began a search for the kid.
However, Golu's body was found the next day from a river bank near Visnagar. Post-mortem report revealed that Golu was strangulated to death. Akshay and Kuldeep were arrested after few days. Judge Dave termed the abduction and killing of the four-year-old by as rarest of the rare case and ordered that they be hanged till death. Public prosecutor Sanjay Patel said that the both pleaded for mercy from the judge saying that they were young and they should not be given death penalty. However, the judge refused to entertain their plea.
Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/rajkot/2-awarded-death-penalty-for-killing-four-year-old/articleshow/51448703.cms (Accessed 20 December 2018)