Three die from rape in Jharkhand in less than a month of crime

DUMKA: On Tuesday, a court handed down a death sentence to three men for raping a 6-year-old girl, killing her and burying her body, a sentence that came less than a month after the crime was committed.

district and sessions judge awarded capital punishment to , an uncle of the victim, and , and imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on each of them after convicting them of the crime under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and various sections of the Indian Penal Code.

The convicted are between 19 and 26 years old.

The crime came to light after the police found the girl's body from a place under of Dumka district on February 7, 2020.

During the interrogation, the three men confessed that they had raped the girl on February 5, strangled her and buried her body.

They were arrested on February 12 and the police filed a charge sheet within 14 days. The trial began on February 28, the assistant prosecutor said.