After 5-day trial, MP man gets death penalty for raping minor

By PTI Published on Jul 28, 2018 12:16 PM IST

Katni (Madhya Pradesh): A Katni court sentenced a man to death today for raping a minor, following a trial that lasted just five days.

A special court of Additional Sessions Judge Madhuri Raj Lal convicted Rajkumar Kol (34), an autorickshaw driver, after finding him guilty under section 376 (A)(B), introduced under the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2018, as well as relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

Kol raped the five-year-old girl on 4 July while taking her to school. He was arrested on 7 July. Police filed the charge sheet on 12 July and the hearing in the case started on 23 July.