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Rajasthan: 19-year-old gets death sentence for raping infant under new law

By Deepika
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    Jaipur, July 21: A 19-year-old has been sentenced to death for raping a seven-month-old infant in Rajasthan, said reports.

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    This is the first conviction in Rajasthan under the strict provisions of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 which awards death penalty to those convicted of raping girls under 12 years.

    A 7-month-old infant was raped by a 19-year-old youth on May 9 in Alwar. After raping the infant, the accused reportedly dumped her in a football field. As soon as the matter was reported, Alwar police pressed into action following which they arrested the boy who was their neighbour.

    Later, the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors termed the girl to be in a critical condition.

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