Man sentenced to death on 30th day after raping, killing 7-yr-old girl

Updated: few hours ago

Jodhpur/Jaipur, Oct 22 (PTI) In an apparently emerging trend defying the justice-delayed-justice-denied syndrome, yet another court in Rajasthan sentenced a child rapist and killer to death on Friday, barely in a month after the commission of the crime.

A special POCSO court in Merta city in the Nagaur district awarded the death penalty to a 25-year-old man after convicting him of raping and killing a seven-year-old girl on September 20 this year in a village under the Padukalan police station in the district.

Special Judge Rekha Rathore sentenced the convict Dinesh Jat, a maternal uncle of the victim, terming his offence as “the rarest of rare” after holding the trial continuously for 11 days, Special Public Prosecutor Sumer Singh said.