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Madras HC upholds death sentence of man convicted for killing college girl, lover

Press Trust of India  |  Madurai 

The Bench of the Wednesday upheld the death sentence of a 30-year-old man convicted for killing a college girl and her lover after raping her near in district in 2011.

Delivering the verdict, Justices R Subbiah and B Pugalendi noted that the accused, Diwakar, had also cut off the girl's limbs after killing her.

"It was a brutal act on the helpless young couple, that too after raping the girl. The savageness of the act was shocking and such a person will be a menace to the society," they said.

Besides, Diwakar had earlier attacked a with a knife when he attempted to arrest him in a criminal case.

The court said the case fell in the category of rarest of rare case and the accused deserved the death sentence.

A trial court in had sentenced Diwakar to death in March 2018, saying the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 20:09 IST
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