Advertisement
Monday, May 23, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Man Gets Death Penalty For Raping, Killing His Mentally Unsound, Teenage Daughter

The girl's mother said her husband had been raping their daughter for long which resulted in her pregnancy.

Man Gets Death Penalty For Raping, Killing His Mentally Unsound, Teenage Daughter
Representational Image | File Photo
Man Gets Death Penalty For Raping, Killing His Mentally Unsound, Teenage Daughter
outlookindia.com
2020-01-21T16:31:02+05:30

A special court in Rajasthan's Kota awarded death penalty to a 45-year-old man for repeatedly raping and impregnating his 17-year-old mentally unsound daughter before killing her.

At the special court under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, Judge Ashok Choudhary said the crime was shameful for "human society". He also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on the convict, according to Premnarayan Namdev, Public Prosecutor, POCSO court-1.

Namdev said the girl was found dead at her house in Nayapura police station area of the city on May 13, 2015.

Her father, who worked as a guard at a warehouse in the city, himself lodged a report at Nayapura police station on the day she was killed, alleging that when he returned home in the evening he found his daughter dead, the public prosecutor said.

Based on his complaint, police lodged a case against unidentified persons and initiated an investigation, Namdev said, adding it was revealed during the probe that the victim was four-month pregnant when she was killed.

Her mother ran a tea stall outside the warehouse with the help of the couple's minor son.

After the post-mortem report revealed the pregnancy, the police collected DNA samples which confirmed that the accused had fathered the foetus.

The statement of deceased minor's mother corroborated police's theory as she said her husband had been raping their daughter for long which resulted in her pregnancy.

The police then arrested the father.

In its 36-page verdict, the POCSO court termed the crime "most heinous" and shameful for "human society".

The judge held the 45-year-old guilty of repeatedly raping his daughter and killing her so that the crime of rape and pregnancy could not be revealed, Namdev said.

The court sentenced the father to life term under sections related to rape and awarded death penalty for the murder, the public prosecutor said.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement