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Man Sentenced to Death for Raping, Killing 8-year-old Girl in Uttar Pradesh

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Last Updated: September 03, 2021, 16:11 IST

Bulandshahr

The five Indian nationals told authorities that they had walked across the border expecting to be picked up by someone. (Representational photo: PTI)

The five Indian nationals told authorities that they had walked across the border expecting to be picked up by someone. (Representational photo: PTI)

The girl's body was recovered from the sugarcane field and subsequent postmortem confirmed rape.

A special court on Friday sentenced a young man to death for raping and killing an eight-year-old girl in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh last year. The special judge for cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on convict Ashok.

According to the prosecution, the girl had gone to pick berries on August 4 last year when Ashok lured her to a field and raped her. Then he strangled her to death. The girl’s body was recovered from the sugarcane field and subsequent postmortem confirmed rape. Ashok was later arrested.

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first published:September 03, 2021, 16:11 IST
last updated:September 03, 2021, 16:11 IST