Telangana News: Migrant worker sentenced to death for rape and murder of 5-year-old girl | Hyderabad NewsFebruary 10, 2021
HYDERABAD: A 25-year-old construction worker from Madhya Pradesh has been sentenced to death by a local court in Telangana capital Hyderabad in a rape and murder case of a five-year-old girl at Narsingi in 2017.
The victim was the daughter of a migrant worker from Odisha.
On Tuesday, B Suresh Babu, Judge of Metropolitan Sessions Judge (MSJ) court, LB Nagar, convicted the accused, Dinesh Kumar Dharne for the rape and murder of the girl and sentenced him to capital punishment and imposed a fine of Rs 1,000, Cyberabad commissioner V C Sajjanar said.
Dinesh Kumar Dharne is a native of Kalimati village in Madhya Pradesh.
In 2017, he was working at a construction project at Alkapuri Township in Narsingi and used to stay at the labour camp for the construction workers at the site.
The five-year-old victim was his neighbour and her parents were construction workers from Odisha.
On December 12, 2017 afternoon Dinesh who was playing with the victim near her house took her away on pretext of buying her chocolates.
When the victim did not return even after an hour, her family members started searching for her and even Dinesh joined the search.
When confronted by the victim’s mother, Dinesh claimed that he brought the girl back after buying her chocolate and offered to search for her in the locality, Sajjanar said.
As the girl was not spotted even by evening, family members lodged a police complaint.
Cops examined Dinesh and he confessed to have raped and bludgeoned the victim to death in the bushes near a hospital in Narsingi village.
Police recovered the body during the early hours of December 13 and arrested the accused.
During the trial, 16 witnesses were examined.
Twelve material objects and 13 relevant documents were furnished before the court.
“The DNA of the accused matched with the DNA extracted from the vaginal swabs of the victim. Owner of the tea stall from whom the accused purchased chocolate for the victim was a key witness,” additional public prosecutor K Raji Reddy said.
In 2018, Dinesh got bail and fled to Madhya Pradesh.
After about five months, police executed the NBW and arrested him from Madhya Pradesh.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)