UP to move HC against life term to rapist-killer in 2019 Pocso case | India News

BAREILLY: The UP government will go to the Allahabad HC against a special Pocso court’s order sentencing a man to life imprisonment for the rape and murder of a minor in 2019 and seek capital punishment for him.
The accused had first assaulted and then set on fire an 11-year-old girl in Sambhal. The child fought for life for seven days in a Delhi hospital before dying of burn injuries.
Additional district government counsel N K Yadav said, “On Nov 21, 2019, the victim was alone in her house as her mother had gone to see a doctor. Finding her alone, Zeeshan Khan raped her and set her ablaze.”
Khan was arrested and sent to jail.

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