5 get double life term for rape, murder

Wednesday 27th March 2019 06:26 EDT

Five people have been sentenced to double life imprisonment by a court for alleged gangrape and murder of a 10 year old girl in the Tamil Nadu in 2014. Mahila Court Sessions judge R Vijaya Kumari held the five guilty of the offences and also awarded varying terms of imprisonment on different counts, including kidnapping and torture, besides the life term. The judge said the sentences would run concurrently. Prosecution said the five had kidnapped the girl when she was asleep in her house at Vazhapadi on February 14, 2014. They took the minor to a hill, raped her, then hung her body on a tree and escaped. Based on a complaint filed by the girl's father, police investigated the case and arrested the five people under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and booked the accused for kidnapping, gangrape and murder.

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