Source: Inhouse illustration
Source: Inhouse illustration

Raping, killing girl child: Death penalty confirmed to man

One-liner: The Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld the death penalty awarded to a 30-year-old man for raping and killing a three-year-old girl, noting that he had committed a gruesome and barbaric act.

Bench confirms death penalty: A division bench confirmed the death penalty awarded to Ramkirat Goud by a special court designated to hear cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, in March 2019.

  • The bench noted that the act committed by the convict was gruesome, barbaric and revolts human conscience, and it falls under the category of rarest of rare
  • The perversity in the mind of the accused was apparent, the court said, adding that it has personally spoken to the accused and he has not shown any remorse

Worked as watchman: Goud, who worked as a watchman in a building in the same vicinity, is accused of raping and then killing the three-year-old in Sept 2013 in Thane district.

  • The bench further stated that as per evidence submitted by the prosecution, the accused was seen last with the child who was found dead soon thereafter

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