A man has been sentenced to death for raping a seven-year-old dalit girl and bludgeoning her to death with a brick by a local court here.
Special judge (SC/ST Act) Shanti Prakash Arvind held Bhanu Yadav guilty yesterday and described his actions as inhuman and gruesome. The judge said that the crime falls in the rarest of the rare category and awarded capital punishment to the convict.
According to special public prosecutor Rajendra Prasad, the seven-year-old victim was taken to an abandoned house in Dewa area on the night of June 18, 2012 by her neighbour Bhanu where he raped her and later battered her to death with a brick.
On the complaint of the victim's father, an FIR was lodged and Bhanu was arrested. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on the convict.