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SC commutes death sentence to man in rape and murder case of 5-year-old girl

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The on Tuesday commuted the death sentence of a man held guilty of and of a five-year-old girl in 2015.

The convict will have to serve 25 years in jail without remission.

The case dates back to 2015 when the child was raped and murdered by the who was a neighbour of her family.

He was convicted on the basis of eyewitness and statement by family members who said he had been asked to drop the child to school.

The has commuted the death sentence on the basis of the argument that proper procedure had not been followed by the

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 12:32 IST