Man sentenced to death for raping, killing minor

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Man sentenced to death for raping, killing minor

Rudrapur (U’khand), Apr 6 (PTI) A fast track court today handed death sentence to a man for raping and killing a minor at Kashipur in Udhamsingh Nagar district last year.

Fast track POCSO court judge Neelam Ratra handed the death sentence to Karandeep Sharma alias Raju after pronouncing him guilty of raping and killing an eight-year-old girl on the night of June 25, 2016, Assistant District Prosecutor Umesh Nath Pandey said.

The man was convicted of taking the minor girl, who was returning from a religious gathering, to a deserted area under some pretext and raping her before strangling her to death.

The body of the girl was found in a field the next day.

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