A court docket in Assam on Monday awarded loss of life penalty to a person for the rape and homicide of a five-year-old woman two years in the past.
The further district and classes court docket in Biswanath district sentenced Mangal Paik to loss of life for the crime dedicated in December 2018 close to Dikorai tea backyard underneath Sootea police station.
The accused, a relative of the sufferer, had lured her away from her home on the pretext of giving her sweets and had raped and killed her in a close-by jungle.
The physique of the woman, which was buried close to a pond, was later recovered following the arrest of the accused.
“This court held the accused guilty of the charges of rape and murder under several sections of IPC and POCSO and sentenced Paik to death,” prosecution lawyer Jahnabi Kalita advised journalists outdoors the court docket after the decision.