Bhubaneswar,Dec 19 (LocalWire) Additional District and Sessions Judge Court in Keonjhar on Thursday awarded death sentence to a 32-year-old man while convicting him for committing the rape and murder of a three-year-old girl child earlier around three years back.
The accused Sunil Naik had authored the ghastly crime on January 13, 2017, in Sasanga village under Champua police station jurisdiction.
Then fearing detection of the crime, he had throttled her. Her body was later retrieved in a pool of blood later by local people.
The court, after cross-examining 28 witnesses, convicted the accused and awarded him capital punishment by ruling that “it’s a rarest of rare case”, said Prosecution counsel, Ganesh Prasad Mohapatra.
The court also relied on the medico-legal findings and material evidence for pronouncing the capital punishment, Mohapatra added.