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Death for rape: 26-year old gets capital punishment for raping, killing minor

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  • Jan 17, 2013, 22:02 PM IST
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New Delhi: At a time when the Delhi gang-rape case has been transferred to a fast-track court on Thursday for speedy trial and justice to the family of 23-year old paramedical student, a fast track court in Odisha on Thursday awarded death sentence to a man who killed a 3-year old girl after raping her.

The fast-track court of Sambalpur convicted 26-year old Thidu Munda after it examined 13 witnesses in the case.

Additional district judge (fast track) Ashok Kumar Panda described the incident as rarest of the rare crime while pronouncing the death sentence, government lawyer Subrat Mohanty told reporters.

Munda had abducted the girl on October 4, 2012. After raping and murdering her, he had dumped the body in a forest near the village.

The decomposed body of the girl was found four days later following which Munda was arrested on October 13. The court had convicted Munda on January 11 but had reserved its order on the quantum of sentence for Thursday.

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Delhi gang-rape victim’s father demands capital punishment for all six accused

As the Delhi gang rape case has been transferred to a fast-track court in Delhi, the father of the 23-year old victim wants the culprits to be given death sentence. He is also hopeful of harsh punishment to the juvenile.

The father of the Delhi gang-rape victim said his family is still in a state of shock over their loss, but expressed satisfaction with the positive change in attitude towards such incidents in the country.

Some changes have been noticed within a month of the incident. Earlier rape cases were hushed up, but now police and other officials have shown sensitivity towards such incidents. Media was also highlighting such incidents, he said.

"Often reports were not lodged in rape cases previously, but now action is being taken against criminal elements...," he said.

He said his family was happy with the government's decision to transfer his daughter's case to a fast-track court as this would facilitate hearing on a daily basis.

The family, who had come to their village to perform rituals, returned to Delhi.

Meanwhile, a doctor from Mauritius RPN Singh visited the family and assured to bear educational expenses of the girl's younger brother who aspires to become a doctor.

The 23-year-old girl was gang-raped and assaulted by six men in a moving bus on December 16. She later passed away in a Singapore hospital on December 29.

Earlier on Thursday, driver Ram Singh, prime accused in the case, planned to move to Supreme Court to request for moving his case to be shifted outside the national capital. Counsel for Ram Singh said his client was doubtful of getting justice if the trial is conducted in Delhi. He said his client wants the case to be shifted to any other state except Uttar Pradesh.

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