Court Awards Death Sentence to Man in Rape and Murder Case

A man was awarded death sentence by a Giridih court for raping and murdering a seven-year-old girl in 2011.

Published: 12th April 2016 04:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th April 2016 04:54 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

GIRIDIH: A 47-year old man was today awarded death sentence by a Giridih court for raping and murdering a seven-year-old girl in 2011.

Giridih District and Additional Sessions Court Judge Sunil Kumar found Mathura Yadav guilty of the crime that took place at Badidih village.

The court also awarded a two-year rigorous prison term to his father Bhikari Yadav for hiding the body in a bush to tamper with evidence.

Mathura Yadav lured the girl with mangoes, took her to a nearby forest and perpetrated the crime. He chopped off the head of the little girl with an axe.

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