A court in Bihar's Rohtas district prudently gave death sentence to a man held guilty of rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl. The rape incident took place on November 14 2020 at a village in the Dalmianagar police station area.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Neeraj Bihari Lal, who passed the order on Friday, also slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on the convict, Baliram Singh. As per details, Baliram Singh had ensnared the child with the promise of showing her the photograph of a god and took her to a secluded spot and after committing the horrendous crime, hid the body inside a wooden box, officials said. When the victim's family members went searching, they were told by some villagers that they had spotted the girl with Baliram Singh. The accused was caught by police and he confessed to having committed the crime, they said.
It also directed the district administration to pay a compensation of Rs 8 lakh to family members of the victim under the Compensation Scheme for Women Victims/Survivors of Sexual Assault/Other Crimes.