Mumbai: A Mumbai court on Friday awarded death sentence to driver Chandrabhan Sanap, the prime accused in TCS techie rape and murder case.
While awarding the death sentence, the court termed the case as "rarest of rare".
"The case falls under the category of the rarest of rare, hence the accused is awarded death sentence...He must be hanged by his neck till he is dead," said Special Women's court judge Vrushali Joshi pronouncing the verdict.
During the last hearing on Tuesday, a special women's court in Mumbai had convicted the 29-year-old driver for the rape and murder of a Andhra Pradesh-based woman software engineer in suburban Kurla here last year.
Sanap was convicted under IPC Section 302 (murder), Section 376 (rape) and Section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence).
Mumbai Police's crime branch had arrested Sanap in early March last year about two months after the murder of the 23-year-old techie, who was a native of Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh and was employed as assistant system engineer with IT major TCS at its office in suburban Goregaon.
According to police, Sanap spotted her sitting alone at the railway station and offered to drop her off at Andheri on his two-wheeler.
Subsequently, he took her to an isolated spot and strangled her when she resisted his attempt to rob her.
The decomposed body of the techie was found off the Eastern Express Highway in suburban Bhandup on January 16, 2014.