New Delhi: Months after the horrific rape and murder of a two-and-a-half-year-old toddler in Ghaziabad, a special POCSO court on Thursday delivered justice in one of the fastest-moving trials and gave a death penalty to the accused in record 29 days. Also Read - UP Shocker: Body of 13-year-old Girl Found Buried in Pit For 6 Days, Family Alleges Rape
The minor girl was found at a roadside on October 19 last year in Kavi Nagar area of Ghaziabad. Her post-mortem report had confirmed she was brutally raped before being killed. Also Read - Taapsee Pannu Says 'Plain Simple DISGUST' Over SC's 'Will You Marry Rape Victim' Question to Accused
The special POCSO bench, headed by judge Mahendra Srivastava, awarded death penalty to the accused man Chandan, a close friend of the victim’s father. Ten witnesses were produced before the court during the hearing. Also Read - Haryana Shocker: 17-Year-Old Girl Drugged, Gangraped By 5 Men; 3 Accused Arrested so Far
Deputy Superintendent of Police Avinash Kumar said the culprit was arrested soon after the crime and a charge sheet was filed on December 29.