UP: Toddler’s rapist gets death sentence after just 55-day trial | Lucknow News


LUCKNOW: In one of the fastest convictions, a Bahraich court on Monday handed out a death sentence to 30-year-old accused for rape and murder of an 18-month-old girl.
The entire proceedings, from the arrest of Parshuram to his conviction, took 55 days, which as per the police is a record. The trial got over in just eight working days.
The incident took place on June 22 when Prashuram raped the victim inside a school.
He was arrested after an encounter in which he suffered a bullet injury on his leg.
ADG, Gorakhpur Zone, Akhil Kumar, said the conviction was ensured in record time because of meticulous evidence collection and filing of chargesheet by the Bahraich police.
Superintendent of police, Bahraich, Sujata Singh, who led the investigation, said the accused was booked under sections pertaining to rape, murder and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
“We ensured that all the evidence was collected and the charge sheet was filed in 28 days,” she said.
“While the samples were collected fast, the new FSL laboratory in Gorakhpur gave the DNA report in 37 days to make the case watertight,” said Singh.
She further said that the DNA report showed that samples of accused matched with those found on the body of the toddler after her rape.
The case went on trial from August 2 in the court of Additional Sessions Judge (Rape and POCSO Act I) Nitin Pandey.
The court convicted Parshuram on August 12 in just eight working days due to the coordination of the prosecution.
“The judgment in record time will give a strong message to offenders in the society,” said the officer.
Additional chief secretary (home), Awanish Awasthi, gave a reward of Rs 1 lakh to Bahraich police, while UP DGP, Mukul Goel announced commendation disc to the investigation officer of the case and appreciation letter to the supervisory officers, along with FSL team and prosecution.

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