Sagar (Madhya Pradesh): A court in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar area on Saturday granted death sentence to a 40-year-old man for assaulting a minor, a decision which came extremely close to the occurrence.
Extra Session Judge Sudhanshu Saxena indicted Bhagirath Patel under segment 376 (assault), 366 (kidnapping) of the IPC and also the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act and sentenced him to death, arraignment officer PL Rawat said.
The episode occurred on 21 May, 2018 and charges were encircled against the blamed a week ago. Patel tricked the 9-year-old casualty and took her to a close-by sanctuary in Khamaria town close Rehli and assaulted her, Rawat said. The young lady's relatives were cautioned by her sobs for help. They achieved the sanctuary and saw the denounced escaping the spot, he said.
"Police finished the examination in three days and documented a charge sheet on 25 May. An aggregate of 25 witnesses were introduced under the watchful eye of the court which conveyed the decision on Saturday subsequent to hearing contentions from the two sides amid the previous three days," Rawat said.
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