Pune Sessions Court Sentences Man to Death for Rape and Murder of Six-Year-Old Girl

In a significant verdict, the Sessions Court in Pune delivered a death sentence to a 24-year-old man on Friday for the heinous crime of raping and murdering a six-year-old girl in Maval Taluka of Pune district.

The tragic incident unfolded in August 2022 when the young victim was playing in the courtyard of her home. The accused, a resident of Kamshet in Maval Taluka, abducted her, subjected her to sexual assault, and ultimately took her life by slitting her throat. The girl’s lifeless body was discovered the following day in the perpetrator’s backyard.

Adding to the gravity of the situation, the court also handed down a seven-year prison term to the accused’s mother for her role in concealing evidence and failing to report the crime to the authorities.

Throughout the trial, both defendants initially confessed to their actions but later recanted their statements upon the filing of a chargesheet by the police.

Senior Advocate Rajesh Kavediya, acting as the Public Prosecutor, emphasized during the trial that the prosecution had meticulously presented evidence establishing the accused’s guilt beyond reasonable doubt. He underscored the brutal nature of the crime, emphasizing the accused’s efforts to conceal the evidence and his mother’s complicity in aiding him.

PP Kavediya also highlighted the accused’s concerning pattern of behavior, describing him as a “sex maniac” consumed by uncontrollable and depraved sexual impulses, including an addiction to child pornography.

Acknowledging the expeditious handling of the case, Kavediya expressed appreciation to the court for ensuring a swift trial. The proceedings commenced around October 2022, and within a span of eight months following the filing of the chargesheet, 29 witnesses were examined.

In response to the court’s ruling, Defense Lawyer Advocate Yashpal Purohit indicated that while he respected the judgment, the defense intended to pursue legal recourse through higher courts.

In its verdict, the Sessions Court condemned the defendant’s actions as among the most despicable and barbaric, carried out by an individual driven by depraved and unyielding sexual urges.

The trial, presided over by Additional Sessions Court Judge BP Kshirsagar of Pune Sessions Court, culminated in a conviction approximately one year and seven months after the incident was reported to the Kamshet Police Station under Pune Rural Police jurisdiction.

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