A Delhi court has awarded death penalty to a man, who killed a 6 1/2-year-old
girl after raping and sodomising her and later chopped off her hand to mislead
The court said the killer is a "menace" to society, having committed the
`brutal and grotesque' offence and said parents must be educated to take
measures for safety of the girl child.
"There is no shadow of doubt that the offence has been committed in an
extremely brutal, grotesque, diabolical, revolting or dastardly manner that
invited extreme indignation of the community and shocked the collective
conscience of society. The convict is a menace to society," additional sessions
judge Gurdeep Singh said in a ruling.
Vinod, then a 20-year-old and a resident of Rohini, lured away his minor
neighbour on the night of August 14, 2007. He then raped her before brutally
beating her and strangulating her to death.The court prepared a balancesheet of
mitigating and aggravating circumstances and concluded he cannot be reformed
and deserved to be eliminated.
(source: The Times of India)