After the court of special POCSO judge, PS Kala pronounced the sentence, the convict, Sujit Saket, got enraged and hurled his slippers towards the judge.
Clues from the CCTV cameras and witness of a tea stall vendor, who had last seen the victim with the accused, Pasula Pedda Phakirappa, along with other scientific evidence led to the conviction.
The sentence awarded by the trial court cannot be said to be excessive under any circumstances, said Justice SK Sahoo referring to the 10-year jail sentence awarded to the convict.
Setting a benchmark mark on the swiftness of the verdict delivery that, experts say, also enhances the deterrence value of punishment, special POCSO court, decided the case within five working days.
In a first case of its kind, the dying declaration of a rape victim who died by suicide at Musheerabad, led to the conviction of the accused Piyush Jain.
The 33-year-old, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, said he would weigh offers from interested clubs after parting ways with Brazilian Serie A side Atletico Mineiro.
Dera violence Day 3 UPDATES | Court to pronounce sentence on Ram Rahim around 2:30 pm today; Haryana assures 'fool proof' security
The situation is tense but under control as curfew continues and mobile, Internet services remain under suspension till August 29 when Ram Rahim Singh's quantum of sentence is decided.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim, was on Friday held guilty by the Special CBI Court of Panchkula. The quantum of sentence will, however, be announced on August 28.