Agartala: For the first time in Tripura, a special fast-track court on Wednesday ordered death sentence to 27-year-old man accused of kidnapping, raping and killing a minor girl in North Tripura district.
The seven-year old was killed after being raped by the accused, Sanjoy Tati, on September 24 last year.
Public prosecutor Sudharshan Sharma said that the incident took place at Mohanpur area under Kadamtala police station of North Tripura district. The minor was kidnapped on September 24 while on her way to tuition classes. Three days later, the body was recovered from a nearby jungle.
The district and sessions judge of North Tripura, Goutam Sarkar, on Wednesday pronounced his judgment in the case after hearing the views of 21 witnesses and examining evidences under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 302, and Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POSCO) Act.
The court also asked the accused to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 to the family of the deceased or face an additional year in jail.