First ever death sentence to Rapist in Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 31, 2018: For the first time in the history of Manipur court awards death sentence to a rapist when a district court announced hang till death penalty to a 21 years old man for rape and murder of a 4 years old girl three years ago.

Special judge POCSO, Senapati, A. Noutuneshwari Devi, today announced the judgment a day after R. David son of Ngounirang was convicted under section 6 POCSO Act and 302 IPC for committing the crime.

Terming the case rarest of the rare the Judge in the judgment order said, “There is no mitigating factor to deter in other alternative punishment. In my considered view, maximum punishment should be awarded and it should be any eye opener for the society at large in order to prevent such brutal and heinous crime in our society. This court has delivered justice to the victim as well as to the society through earnest effort given by the investigation agency especially the then 2nd OC of Mao police station”.

The court also recommended for awarding the compensation of Rs. 25 lakhs to the deceased mother as per NALSA.

According to the police report it was December 25, Christmas evening in 2015 the 4 year old victim was raped and murdered at a cattle shed in Maram Kavanam Village, Senapati district.

The rapist was arrested on December 27, 2015 after the Mao police station took up a suo motto case in connection with the rape and murder of the minor girl.

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