Court awards death sentence to man for raping, murdering 4-year-old girl in Manipur
David had raped the girl and then strangulated her to death. Her body was then kept hidden in a cattle shed, the prosecution said.
Special judge A Noutuneshwari Devi awarded the capital punishment to 24-year-old R David, a resident of Maram Kavanam village in Senapati district, yesterday under the relevant section of the IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
"The court further decided that maximum punishment should be awarded as an eye opener for the society, so as to prevent such brutal and heinous crime in the society and sentenced David to death," the order said.
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