A man sentenced to death a man on Wednesday by a local court in Assam’s Hojai district for raping and murdering a 5-year-old girl child.
Hojai additional district and sessions judge in his order sentence the accused to death on Wednesday. The accused Vikram Harijan alias Chandan was convicted under sections 302, 376 (A) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under section 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for rape and murder.
According to the officials, the incident took place on February 27, 2020, at the Daria Basti area in the Hojai district. Vikram Harijan had lured the minor girl and took her to a jungle area by promising her chocolate. The accused had raped and brutally murdered the minor girl and kept the body hidden. The family members had filed an FIR at Hojai police station and police had recovered the body of the minor girl from a jungle area nearby her home.
Hojai district police had also registered a case (no 164/2020) under sections 302, 376 (A) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and arrested the culprit who did the heinous crime.
"Today, the Hojai additional district and sessions judge has awarded death sentence to the accused person for raping and murdering of a five-year-old girl,” Advocate Amar Jyoti Saikia said. He added that Hojai district police had submitted the charge sheet before the court within two months.