Raichur, : First additional district court has held rape and murder accused Rajendra Singh (33) guilty of the crime and sentenced him to life term here on Thursday.
Judge M Mahadevayya has held him guilty under Indian Penal Code section 302 and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) section 3 and 4. The judge has also imposed a fine of ~ 25,000 on him. Moreover, he has also ordered for the payment of an additional ~ 50,000 compensation from District Legal Services Authority to the mother of the victim.
Rajendra Singh who was working as a civic worker on contract basis had lured a nine-year-old girl, who was his neighbour, with crackers and took her to an old house at Police Colony. He raped the minor girl in that old house and murdered her on October 10, 2014. Later, he had buried the body of the girl in the same house.
Victim’s mother had filed a missing complaint at Sadar Bazar Police Station. CPI Chandrashekar who investigated the case traced the murderer and arrested him.