Will HC confirm death to rapist? Hearing begins Monday
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Bombay High Court (HC) will begin hearing next Monday challenge to a death sentence awarded to a man for allegedly raping and killing a minor in Sangli district.
On November 6 last year, a trial court sentenced Raju Paswan to death, noting that the man, who committed a heinous crime at a young age, was a "menace to society".
Paswan, then 22, is alleged to have raped and murdered the nine-year-old schoolgirl in a sugarcane field and dumped her body in a well nearby on June 21, 2010.
He will be produced before a division bench of justices Naresh Patil and A R Joshi.
The trial court had observed in its order: "There are villages where girls go alone to school. Their residence may be in a farm. It will be difficult for girls and women to move freely on the road."
Paswan questioned reliability of witness testimonies and claimed he was targetted as a Bihari.
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