Court gives death for rape, murder of nine-year-old

August 4th, 2008 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Madurai (Tamil Nadu), Aug 4 (IANS) A court in Madurai Monday sentenced a 26-year-old man to death for raping and murdering a nine-year-old girl who sold flowers near a temple here. S. Selvam deserved “no mercy”, Judge R. Siddharthan ruled on the 2006 case.

“The accused deserves no mercy since he took the life of a child that trusted him in her innocence,” he observed.

The victim’s body was found after a two-day search in this temple town, about 400 km from the state capital Chennai, prosecution lawyers said.

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