Youth gets death for rape, murder of 3-year-old in Keonjhar
Keonjhar: A special court here on Thursday awarded death sentence to an accused who was held guilty of raping and murdering a three-year-old girl of Sasanga village under Champua police limits in 2017.
Based on the statements of 28 witnesses, Additional District Judge Loknath Sahu convicted Sunil Nayak under POCSO Act.
On January 13, 2017, Sunil, a relative of the victim, had come to the house of the girl when her parents were not present. Taking advantage of the situation, the accused took the girl to a playground near a school and raped her. Later, he killed the girl to destroy evidence.
The body was found at the abandoned kitchen of the school the next day.
Based on the complaint lodged by the girl’s family, Champua police had registered a case under relevant sections of the IPC and POCSO Act. Subsequnelty, Sunil was arrested and forwarded to court.