Nashik, May 16: A local court here has awarded death sentence to a 30-year-old man on charges of raping and murdering a six-year-old girl.
The court also sentenced three members of the accused's family to seven years Rigorous Imprisonment(RI) each for destroying the evidence.
In Wednesday's order, District & Sessions Court Judge Suchitra Godkhe held the primary accused Vilas Annasaheb Mahale guilty for raping the girl and strangling her to death in Male Dumala village of Dindori tehsil here.
According to the prosecution, the accused lured the minor girl into his house in April, 2017 and killed her after rape.
The prosecution said that the parents of the accused-Annasaheb Mahale (54) and Shaila Mahale (45)-and his brother Pravin Mahale (28) helped him in destroying the evidence. (UNI)