Odisha: Man Awarded Death Penalty For Rape, Murder Of Minor Girl

Cuttack: A POCSO court in Jagatsinghpur district on Tuesday sentenced a man to death for raping and murdering a nine-year-old girl last year.
Yesterday, the special POCSO Court, Cuttack, had convicted accused Mohammed Mustaque under sections 302, 363, 376 a-b of IPC and section 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The accused had raped a six-year-old girl near a school under Salipur police limits on April 21, 2018. He had crushed her head with a stone following rape. The girl was rushed to the SCB Medical College & Hospital in critical condition, where she succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment on April 29 last year.
This is the fifth case in Odisha where the accused persons were sentenced to death for the heinous crime.