Death penalty for man who raped and killed Class 10 student in Kerala

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 03, 2013 13:39 hrs

Thiruvananthapuram: A court here Thursday sent to the gallows an autorickshaw driver who raped a Class 10 student and murdered her in March 2012.

Principal Sessions Judge B. Sudheendrakumar awarded the death penalty to Rajesh Kumar who raped the 15-year-old victim March 6, 2012 when she was alone in her house.

He was arrested a week after the incident.

After the verdict, the victim's mother told reporters: "Capital punishment is what the murderer deserved and we prayed for it also. He did not deserve anything less."

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