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Man sentenced to death for raping minor in MP

ANI | Updated: Jul 08, 2018 03:56 IST

Rehli (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 08 (ANI): A man, accused of raping a nine-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh's Rehli, has been sentenced to death within 46 days of the incident.
The verdict was pronounced on Saturday by Additional Session Judge Sudhanshu Saxena.
The incident took place on May 21, when the accused lured the girl and took her to a nearby temple and raped her.
However, the accused fled when the victim's relatives rushed to the spot upon hearing her crying for help.
A case was registered and within 72 hours, it was presented before the Session Court.
According to prosecutor P.L Rawat, the trial went on for 10 days, in which DNA report confirming the rape was submitted.
"The trial went on for 10 days. DNA report was submitted which confirmed the rape."
In April, the Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved an ordinance allowing courts to pronounce the death penalty for those convicted of raping children below the age of 12. (ANI)