Salipur minor girl rape & murder accused sentenced to death

Cuttack: Pronouncing judgment in a 2018 rape and murder case of a six-year-old girl, a special POCSO court here has awarded death sentence to the accused today.

The POCSO court yesterday had convicted the victim identified as Mohammed Mustaque under Sections 302,363, 376 AB of IPC and section 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

As per the case diary Mustaq on April 21, 2018 lured the victim minor girl from her village Jagannathpur in Salipur on pretext of giving her chocolates and later raped by taking inside a school premise. Subsequently, in an attempt to destroy evidence he tried to crush the head of the child with a stone and fled from the spot.

Though, family members of the victim rushed her to SCB Medical College & Hospital in critical condition he died under treatment there on April 29.

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