Court sentences man to death for rape, murder of six year old girl

Srinagar: A local court in Srinagar Saturday sentenced a convict to death for the rape and murder of a six year-old girl in 2005.

Second Additional Sessions Judge Srinagar, Tahir Khurshid Raina, awarded the death penalty to convict Farooq Ahmad Pinzoo of Mehjoor Nagar for raping and murdering a six year old girl.

Pinzoo was accused of raping and murdering six year old girl in 2005. As per case details, Pinzoo after committing the crime had dumped the body of victim in a trench.

 “Convict is awarded capital punishment. He shall be hanged till death,” the court said.

State was represented by Additional Public Prosecutor Advocate Mujeeb Andrbai.

Earlier, Advocate Mujeeb Andrabi pleaded that to the court for award of death penalty to the accused for commission of horrendous crime with a child of tender age. He argued that keeping in view the entire complexion of the case, it falls in the category of “rarest of the rare” which entails death penalty.


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