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HC forms fast-track court for speedy trial in rape of toddler

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

The High Court Friday set up a fast track court to conduct a speedy trial into the of a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha, which triggered anti-migrant violence and led to the exodus of Hindi-speaking labourers from the state.

The high court also set up another fast track court for the speedy trial of two separate cases of of girls in district and also appointed a for it.

In the case, K B Gujarati has been appointed as the fast by the HC, a release by the government said.

In district, the toddler was allegedly raped by a at Dhundhar village near Himmatnagar town on September 28. The accused, Ravindra Sahu, was arrested on the same day.

Following the incident, migrant workers from Hindi-speaking states were attacked in parts of the state.

Thakor and the girl's family members had demanded death penalty for the accused and asked the to set up a fast track court for the delivery of justice to the victim within two months. The victim was from Thakor community.

After sporadic incidents of attacks on Hindi-speaking labourers, around 60,000 people, who mostly hailed from and Bihar, left the state in a few days.

For the two rape cases registered in last month, of Surat, R K Desai, was appointed as the fast track court judge, the release added.

On September 29, two cases of rape of minor girls in the age group of five to six years were registered in parts of Police had arrested both the accused.

All the three cases were registered in the last week of September.

On October 3, Gujarat for Home, Pradeepsinh Jadeja, had said that the had requested the high court to hold trial of these cases in fast track courts.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 16:00 IST