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  India   Crime  13 May 2018  Death sentence for rape, murder

Death sentence for rape, murder

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Published : May 13, 2018, 5:08 am IST
Updated : May 13, 2018, 5:08 am IST

He however appealed to the court to fulfill his last wish to arrange a meeting with his mother and sister before he was taken to jail.

To which, the accused replied that whatever punishment the court deemed appropriate. (Representational image)
 To which, the accused replied that whatever punishment the court deemed appropriate. (Representational image)

Bhopal: A local court in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday sentenced a man to death for raping and murdering a 4-month-old girl in district headquarters town of Indore in the state on April 20.

Indore session court judge Varsha Sharma while awarding death sentence to the accused, 21-year-old Naveen Gadke, termed it an “inhuman act” and observed, “Such a small child who didn’t know other than crying was treated inhumanly”.

Before pronouncing the verdict in the case, the judge Varsha Sharma asked the accused what punishment he thought he deserved for committing such a heinous crime.

To which, the accused replied that whatever punishment the court deemed appropriate.

He however appealed to the court to fulfill his last wish to arrange a meeting with his mother and sister before he was taken to jail.

He was convicted in just 21 days after the crime. This was the second speediest disposal of such case in the country.

The trial in the case was completed in record seven working days.

Tags: naveen gadke, varsha sharma, punishment