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HC notice to police on techie's plea against death sentence

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The today ordered issuance of notice to police on an appeal filed by a 23-year-old techie against the death sentence awarded to him by a lower court in connection with the and murder of a minor girl here last year.

A division bench of Justices S Vimala and Ramathilagam issued notice to the of station.

A in Chengalpattu had on February 19 convicted S Dhasvanth in the case of and murder of seven-year-old girl.

He had lured the child, into his flat at Mugalivakkam here, using a dog and strangled her to death after raping her.

The accused then dumped the body in and later burnt it on a highway.

A charge sheet was filed against Dhasvanth and the lower court convicted for the offence.

Stating that the grossly erred in finding the accused guilty based only on conjunctures and surmises not amounting to evidence, the 23-year-old techie filed the appeal.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 16:15 IST
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