19-year-old gets death penalty for raping a 7 month old girl
A 19-year-old man was awarded with death for raping a seven-month-old girl two months back, here on Saturday. It is the first death to be given in Rajasthan to a rapist following an amendment to the POCSO Act.
The accused, Pintu, was found guilty by judge Jagendra Agarwal on Wednesday.
On May 9, Pintu had taken the baby girl from her house when she was with her partially-blind grandmother, and raped her at a nearby school building. He was caught by some people and handed over to police.
State women’s commission chairperson Suma Sharma said the decision had come in record time and will set a precedent. “It will bring relief to mothers of girls who worry about the safety of their daughters.”
Deepak Kalra, former chairperson of the Rajasthan State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (RSCPCR), also welcomed the decision. “I hope other pending cases will also be resolved soon, as this judgement will become a guide for other such cases.”