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Karnataka HC quashes death for POCSO accused

Venkateshappa, 62-year-old from a Kolar village, allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl, when her parents were out for work.

Published: 03rd October 2021 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd October 2021 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

Karnataka High Court

Karnataka High Court (Photo | EPS)

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Expressing displeasure over the manner in which a court proceeded and concluded a trial and imposed capital punishment on an accused in a POCSO case, the Karnataka High Court set aside the judgement passed by the II Additional District and Sessions Judge, Kolar on January 17, 2020.

Venkateshappa, 62-year-old from a Kolar village, allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl, when her parents were out for work. The court observed that the trial court rejected the application of the accused, where he volunteered for a DNA test. Apart from that, it does not support the conclusions drawn by the trial court.   



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