Man Gets Death Sentence For Rape, Murder Of One-And-A-Half-Year-Old

The infant was the daughter of the woman with whom he was in a live-in relationship.

Man Gets Death Sentence For Rape, Murder Of One-And-A-Half-Year-Old

Increasing incidents of sex assaults against minors have triggered outrage. (Representational)

New Tehri: A man on Saturday was sentenced to death for raping and killing a one-and-a-half-year-old girl.

The infant was the daughter of the woman with whom he was in a live-in relationship.

While sentencing Yusuf to death, District and Sessions Judge Kumkum Rani said raping and murdering an unsuspecting child - unaware of social perversities - is the most heinous of the crimes that deserves the worst punishment.

It deserved a sentence which could send a stern message to society and deter potential perpetrators of crime, she said. She also ordered payment of Rs 50,000 to the next of kin of the victim.