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Hyderabad: Juvenile sentenced to life imprisonment for rape, murder of minor


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In the first judgment of its kind, a 17-year-old juvenile has been sentenced to life imprisonment over his involvement in the gruesome rape and murder of a 10-year-old boy in Hyderabad.
On Thursday the juvenile was convicted by a court in Hyderabad for performing unnatural sex with a minor and later murdering him with an iron rod. As this is the first case in India where a juvenile has been sentenced to life imprisonment, Hyderabad police commissioner has announced Rs. 20,000 reward to the investigating officer in the case.
The 17-year-old has been sentenced under Section 5 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for committing sexual assault, section 377, 364, 302, 201 of Indian Penal Code. The trial was held n Child-Friendly Court in Bharosa centre, Hyderabad.
On June 27, 2017, the accused had taken the 10-year-old along with him on the pretext of playing, to the terrace of a government boys school situated in Barkas, Hyderabad. The accused performed unnatural sex with the minor and then murdered him by thrashing his head with an iron rod.

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First Published: Jun 28 2019 | 11:59 AM IST

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