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Fast track court sentences serial rapist and killer to death in India.

Summary: It is the third case in Telangana in which the courts have awarded speedy death sentence

Hyderabad: Marri Srinivas Reddy, who was found guilty of abduction, rape and murder of three minor girls was sentenced to death by a special fast track court in Telangana.

SVV Natha Reddy, first additional district and session judge of Nalgonda, indicting Srinvas Reddy under various sections of Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, sentenced the convict to death.

While the offences were committed in Sitapur village of Yadadri district between 2015 and 2019, police arrested him in April last year. The proceedings of the case were completed in less than three months.

The court pronounced its judgement after examining 101 witnesses and forensic evidence.

The prosecution had alleged that 29-year-old Reddy had lured minor girls. While two of the victims were raped and murdered, the third was killed as she resisted his attempts to outrage her modesty.

This is the third case of rape and murder in the state in which the fast track courts have awarded death sentence.

Reacting to the judgement state's senior minister K Taraka Rama Rao expressed his satisfaction over the fast track courts swift judgement in sexual offence cases.

"Within a span of six months, fast track courts in Telangana have delivered justice in three ghastly crimes against women. All five accused have been sentenced to capital punishment. Kudos to the law and home department officials and judiciary who have toiled hard to ensure quick justice", Rama Rao said.

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Author:Mohammad Siddique, Correspondent
Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Geographic Code:9INDI
Date:Feb 7, 2020
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