A Katni court sentenced a man to death on Friday for raping a minor, following a trial that lasted just five days.
A special court of Additional Sessions Judge Madhuri Raj Lal convicted Rajkumar Kol (34), an autorickshaw driver, after finding him guilty under section 376 (A)(B), introduced under the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2018, as well as relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
Kol raped the five-year-old girl on July 4 while taking her to school.
He was arrested on July 7. Police filed the charge sheet on July 12 and the hearing in the case started on July 23.