Chennai court convicts techie in rape and murder of minor
Chennai court on Monday convicted 23-year-old techie in the 2017 rape and murder case of a minor . Delivering the verdict in the double-murder case, a Chengalpet court examined 30 witnesses, 45 documents and 19 pieces of evidence. The quantum of his sentence is yet to be announced.
According to a The NewsMinute report, he has been found guilty under sections 363 (kidnapping), 366 (kidnapping, abduction), 354-b (assault or use of criminal force on woman with intent to disrobe), 302 (murder), and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the IPC and section 8 read with 7, 6, 5(m) of POCSO (punishment for aggravated sexual assault).
S Daswant was accused of killing his mother, and raping and murdering a 7-year-old girl. Chennai police caught Daswant in Mumbai who was on the run after committing murders.
A year ago, a seven-year-old girl, was found brutally raped and murdered in Chennai in February 2017. Daswant, was taken into custody in connection with the crime, but let out on bail citing "technical ground" in September 2017. Days later, he allegedly murdered his mother.
The minor victim was allegedly sexually assaulted and murdered in Daswant's apartment complex in Chennai. He had allegedly lured the child into his apartment - and suffocated her to death after raping her. He then put her body in a travel bag, bought petrol, and then burnt her body on a highway, according to Chennai Police.