Created By Akanksha Agarwal.
According to Hindustan Times, the additional district and sessions court in Biswanath district, Assam, awarded the death penalty to Mangal Paik for raping and murdering a five-year-old girl in December 2018 after he was found guilty under sections of 363, 376 (A), 302, 201 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under section 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
India Today reports that the convicted man was a relative and went to the victim’s home for some work. Once there, he lured her to a jungle nearby (Dekorai tea garden area) saying that he’d give her a chocolate. After raping and killing her, he hid the body near a pond. The body was found after the family filed a complaint at Sootea police station.