A man was on Saturday sentenced to death by a Madhya Pradesh court after he was found guilty of raping and murdering a 4-month old baby in Indore.
On 21 April, the Madhya Pradesh Police arrested Sunil Bheel (21) after they recovered the blood-soaked body of the infant from the basement area of the heritage Shiv Vilas Palace, blood smears on the stairs telling a horror story.
The baby was sleeping with her family on a porch outside Rajwada, when she was abducted. He took the girl right under the noses of patrolling policemen.
CCTV footage showed a man arriving in a cycle, picking up the girl and moving towards to a commercial complex built on a portion of Shiv Vilas Palace around 4.45am. He is seen returning to the spot alone.
The police identified Bheel and said CCTV footage showed him carrying the infant over his shoulder before the incident. The post-mortem, carried out at the state-run MY Hospital, suggested the victim might have been raped before she was killed as her private parts bore an injury mark, a source said.
The autopsy report confirmed the savage sexual assault, and said the infant died due to head injuries.