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Odisha court gave death penalty for Mustaq for raping and murdering a 6 year old girl

Odisha court gave death penalty for Mustaq for raping and murdering a 6 year old girl

saravanaBy : saravana

  |  20 Sep 2019 3:08 AM GMT


The man convicted in the
Salepur minor girl rape and murder case was given death sentence by the POCSO
special court under the POSCO act. Judge Bandana Kar termed this crime as “Rarest
of rare crime” considering the magnitude of the offence caused. This case was
registered by Police on April 21, 2019 on the basis of complaint filed by the
father of the six-year-old victim. The accused was arrested immediately within
24 hours and the case also got converted into rape and murder case after the
death of victim. Mushtaq had lured the 6 year old victim girl by offering her chocolates,
kidnapped and raped her.


POSCO Special Court had convicted Md Mustaq on Wednesday
under sections 376 a-b (rape on minor girl below 12 years of age), 302 (murder),
363 (kidnapping) of Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual
Offences Act.


Providing capital punishment to Mustaq, the court said
observed that lenience can be displayed to the convict after considering the
circumstances and ways under which the crime happened. “The abject monstrosity of the crime indubitably renders its
categorisation as rarest of rare. Thus this court awards death sentence to the
convict. He is to be hanged till death subject to the confirmation of High
Court of Orissa,”
the order said.



The judge had convicted Mustaq on the basis of testimony given by 23 witnesses
and documentary evidence provided by medical and forensic experts through their
reports.


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