Gujarat: Child killer sentenced to death
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Last Updated: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 23:44
  
Navsari: A district court on Saturday handed down capital punishment to a man involved in kidnapping and murder of a nine-year-old child in 2007.

Principal District Judge M H Shah, while pronouncing the judgement, stated that it was a rarest of rare case as the nine-year-old child was killed in cold blood for ransom.

Nayan, son of diamond worker Hasmukh Kachrola, was kidnapped on January 4, 2007 by his neighbour Pervez Rana, who demanded a ransom of Rs 50 lakh from his family.

The court observed that Rana had purchased a lock on January 2, then bought a surgical tape and rope the next day all with the intention of kidnapping the child.

The police, in its report, had stated that Nayan had died due to breathlessness as his mouth was sealed with a surgical tape and his body was thrown along a railway track, a lawyer said.

The court also observed that Rana killed the boy for not getting the demanded ransom, which shows that it was a "pre-meditated cold blooded murder".

Even after the child was dead, Rana kept on demanding the ransom which exhibits the criminal intention, it observed.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 22:31


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