The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the decision of Allahabad High Court awarding the death penalty to a 31-year-old man who was convicted in the raping and murdering a 13-year-old girl who is minor. By giving the death penalty to the convicted person, Supreme Court Stays Execution of death penalty in Rape-Murder of Minor Girl.
The Lucknow High Court had already awarded death penalty to the Putai and had penalized his co-accused, Dileep with life imprisonment. But the appellant appealed in Supreme Court.
According to the FIR which was filed by Girl’s Father, she went out of the home in the evening of 4th September 2012, to relieve herself but not returned back. After searching everywhere, her body was found in a field the next day, following which the father of the girl file FIR against the unknown Persons.
After several investigations done by the Police officer, Putai and Dileep were find convicted. Both of them were charged with offences under the Indian Penal Code of Sections 376(2)(G) which deals with gang rape, section 302 which deals with murder and Section 201 which deals with the causing the disappearance of evidence of an offence or giving false information.
Putai and Dileep had now challenged their conviction inter alia asserting that the prosecution case was based on the circumstantial evidence. As for the death sentence awarded to Putai, the Court had opined that Putai doesn’t deserve any Sympathy, owing to the brutality involved in the Case.
The way in which the crime held directly impact the mental condition of the appellants that they, in order to satisfy their lust, committed rape on a minor girl and killed her. The wound and the injury found on the body of the girl shows that she was forcefully rape and one can imagine as to how much pain she must have suffered. This type of case observed as the ‘rarest of rare category’.
There is a similar case of Rape-Murder of minor in which the Supreme Court stays death penalty for Rape-Murder of a 4-year-girl in Madhya Pradesh. A crime which is before us cannot be looked with giving sympathy to the appellants. Although the convicted Persons may not have any criminal record, the way in which crime committed make his case the ‘rarest of the rare’ case.
LEGAL NEWS WRITER – ASHISH RANJAN