Rapist gets 3 Life terms for raping and murdering 7-year-old girl

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KOLLAM: The convict, who committed rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl has been awarded three life sentences on Wednesday. The convict, Rajesh(25), also has to undergo 26 years of rigorous imprisonment apart from the life sentences.

The judgement was issued by the POCSO court, Kollam. The court also asked the convict to pay a fine of Rs 3.2 lakhs to the victim’s family. It also stated that the convict was not awarded capital punishment considering his age.

It is learnt that Rajesh committed the crime after convincing the victim’s family that he would drop the victim at her tuition centre. However, instead of dropping her at the tuition centre, Rajesh took her to an estate where he committed the murder after raping her.

Later, the victim was reported missing by her mother following which the dead body was found at the estate. Rajesh was subsequently arrested after verifying CCTV footages and other evidence.