Tuesday, December 25, 2018
POSCO court gives death for raping seven-year-old (Madhya Pradesh)
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal
With one more death sentence in 7-year-old girl child rape and murder case of Katni district, the total number of death sentences is 18 in the current year which is highest in any state in India and a record in history of MP Prosecution.
On Monday, Special Judge POSCO court Katni has given capital punishment to accused Kallu for abducting and murdering his neighbour‘s 7-year-old daughter. Incident occurred on June 5, 2018 in Katni district. The girl was playing outside her home when the accused had kidnapped the girl and raped her and murdered her with a knife. He disposed the body in plastic bag in dry well. FSL evidence proved presence of sperm in vaginal slide and DNA report matched blood stain of victim on clothes of accused.
Other circumstantial evidence also confirmed the case and chain of evidence was proved.This case is an example of excellent cooperation of Police investigation and MP Prosecution. Total number of capital punishment are 18 during 2018 out of which 15 cases are rape with girl child, one rape case with boy child and two in normal murder case. This is the highest number of capital punishment secured in a year in MP in entire history. No other State in India has secured 18 capital punishments in a year. In August, 2018 MP Prosecution secured capital punishment in 6 cases, July month 3 cases, one case in June and two cases in May.
Six capital punishments in one month in child rape cases is also a record in country. High court has already confirmed capital sentences in three cases and in three cases commuted sentence to life imprisonment. High court has not acquitted any case which is also a major success.
Source: https://www.dailypioneer.com/2018/state-editions/posco-court-gives-death-for-raping-seven-year-old.html (Accessed 25 December 2018)