New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday sentenced two
men to jail term till their natural death for killing a minor
boy in their bid to sodomise him in 2007, terming the duo as
"beasts in human form and disgrace to mankind".
Describing the offence of two convicts Tek Chand and Phool
Singh as "rare", Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau also
expressed concern over the state of children who become
victims of the perverts.
"It horrifies me to see how our children, particularly
those who spend their childhood on streets due to abject
poverty are subjected to unimaginable exploitation of the
worst kind. Budding lives fall prey to the lust of perverts
who do not hesitate to inflict brutal force of highest order
upon helpless children," the court said.
"It is revolting to find the so-called humans preying on
small children for satisfaction of their carnal lust. They are
beasts in human form and are a disgrace to mankind," it added.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 54,000 each on Chand
(60) and Singh (59), who used to earn their livelihood by
doing petty work at Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital here, after
holding them guilty of murdering a boy, aged between five to
six, on January two, 2007.
Out of the total fine, Rs one lakh was directed to be paid
to the victim`s family who resided in a nearby locality at
Jahangirpuri in north-west Delhi.
In its judgement, the court noted that the naked body of
the child was found hanging on the grill of the window of the
PWD Store in a brutalized condition beside the hospital on the
"The gruesome crime, committed in the present case, upon a
small child of 5-6 years by persons old enough to be his
grandfathers is revolting and has left me stunned. These
convicts have done the unthinkable what even an animal would
not do and to call these persons human is an insult to the
entire humanity," the court said.
The court allowed a plea of public prosecutor Taufiq Ahmed
that the offence of the convicts was a "rare" one and
specified their sentence of life term should not be remitted
by an administrative order.