BULANDSHAHR: A special court on Friday sentenced a young man to death for raping and killing an eight-year-old girl in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh last year.
The special judge for cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on convict Ashok.
According to the prosecution, the girl had gone to pick berries on August 4 last year when Ashok lured her to a field and raped her.
Then he strangled her to death.
The girl’s body was recovered from the sugarcane field and subsequent postmortem confirmed rape.
Ashok was later arrested.