Ludhiana court awards death penalty to two for rape and murder of 7-yr-old girl

Updated: Mar 29 2023 10:17PM

Ludhiana, Mar 29 (PTI) A court here on Wednesday awarded the death penalty to two persons convicted for the rape and murder of a seven-and-a-half-year-old girl in 2019 in Doraha near Ludhiana.

Terming the crime as the 'rarest of rare' and barbaric, the court of Additional Session Judge Amarjit Singh awarded the death penalty.

Additional District Attorney B D Gupta said the crime was committed by Rohit Kumar and Vinod, who worked as labourers. Vinod was a cousin of the victim, who lured her to a secluded spot and both committed the crime.