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Man sentenced to death for raping and killing 3-yr-old

Press Trust of India  |  Dumka (Jharkhand) 

A court here Thursday sentenced a 25-year-old man to death for raping and killing a three-year-old girl on New Year Day in 2017.

Additional District and also handed imprisonment from seven years to life term for abduction, sexual assault and causing disappearance of evidence.

The court also slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 on the man, said.

Rai, who hails from Jabijore village under Sareiyahaat block of Dumka district, had lured the three-year-old with a chocolate and throttled her to death after committing the crime.

The police recovered the body on January 3 from a field in the village, and the man was arrested from Banka in the following day.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 20:40 IST