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Mandsaur rape accused awarded death sentence

DAINIK NATION BUREAU

A special court on Tuesday sentenced two men to death for raping an 8-year-old, less than two months after the incident that caused nationwide outrage.

Special Judge Nisha Gupta held Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20) and Asif (24) guilty and sentenced them to death under the newly-introduced IPC Section 376DB (punishment for rape of a woman under 12 years of age by one or more persons), public prosecutor B S Thakur said.

The girl was abducted on June 26 while she was waiting for her father outside her school in Mandsaur and was later gang-raped.

The rapists had also tried to kill her by slitting her throat.

The girl had suffered severe injuries on her neck, face, head and private parts in the incident and is undergoing treatment in Indore.

Relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act were invoked against the accused.

Today, while the convicts were being taken out of the court by the police, one of them was hit by a man. PTI

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