Man awarded death penalty for rape-murder of one year old girl in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: A court here awarded death penalty to a man in connection with the rape and murder of a one-and-a-half-year-old girl in 2014.

Special judge (POCSO) Vijay Pal awarded the death sentence to Jitendra Singh on Friday, government counsel Vedpal Singh said.

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On May 3, 2014, an FIR was lodged at the Salon Police Station on a complaint by the child’s father, who alleged that his relativ raped and later strangled his daughter to death.

Jitendra Singh had buried the body in a tube well outside the village to destroy evidence, the counsel said.

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The court also imposed an overall fine of Rs 2.20 lakh and ordered half of it to be given to the father of the minor, Vedpal Singh added.

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