Man sentenced to loss of life for raping 7-year-old

Naveen S Garewal 

Tribune News Service 

Hyderabad, August 4 

A person convicted of raping a minor in 2019 has been sentenced to loss of life by a POCSO court docket in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. 

Pentaiah, who had raped and killed a seven-year-old in 2019 obtained the severest of punishments underneath the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) on Tuesday.

In this case, even the spouse of the accused gave proof in opposition to her husband resulting in his conviction. 

The incident had came about in Gollapudi village of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh in 2019. Police registered a case in opposition to the accused Pentaiah underneath sections 302, 201 and 376 of the POCSO Act. 

Expressing satisfaction on the judgement, the daddy of the sufferer expressed satisfaction and mentioned the soul of his baby would now discover peace. 

The judgement would have come earlier however because of the ongoing COVID-19 state of affairs, the person obtained three additional months to dwell, mentioned the sufferer’s lawyer.

Andhra Pradesh has put into power the AP Disha Act, 2019 that requires the fast path in instances of heinous crimes in opposition to ladies. 

Under the Disha Act, proposed by the AP state authorities, the accused will get capital punishment 60 days of the crime if there may be proof to show the wrongdoing.

The Andhra Pradesh Government has additionally arrange 18 Disha police stations within the state for fast investigation of sexual offences in opposition to ladies. 

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