|R. David, 21 year old man|
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Court awards death sentence in 2015 rape, murder case; first in state since Independence (Manipur)
Written by Jimmy Leivon |Imphal |Updated: July 31, 2018 8:44:50 pm
According to the police report, the villagers knew about the crime which was settled in a hushed way by compensating the parents of the victim internally.
A district court in Manipur on Tuesday awarded death penalty to a 21-year-old man in a 2015 rape and murder case of a 4-year-old girl. The sentence is first of its kind in the state since independence. Special judge, POCSO, A. Noutuneshwari Devi, announced the verdict a day after R David was convicted under section 6 of POCSO Act and section 302 of IPC. As per the police report, the victim was raped and murdered at a stable in the vicinity of Maram Kavanam Village in December 2015. The convict was arrested two days later after the Mao police station registered a suo motu case.
According to the police report, the villagers knew about the crime which was settled in a hushed way by compensating the parents of the victim internally. Following the registration of the case, the body of the deceased girl was exhumed and a post-mortem was conducted in the presence of a magistrate. The reports concluded sexual assault and death from strangulation. Charges against David were framed on July 5, 2018, after examining 21 witnesses during the course of the hearing.
Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/north-east-india/manipur/manipur-court-awards-death-sentence-in-2015-rape-murder-case-first-in-state-since-independence-5285228/ (Accessed 25 December 2018)