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Nagaland: Man sentenced to life imprisonment in rape and murder case of 4-year-old

The accused identified as Chandra Mardi had raped and murdered a 4-year-old whose body was found the next day. The incident took place in 2015

Nagaland: Man sentenced to life imprisonment in rape and murder case of 4-year-old

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Oct 2020 5:29 AM GMT

Dimapur: Five years after the horrific rape and murder of a 4-year-old in Dimapur, the accused has been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday. The judgment was passed by Principal District and Session Judge, Dimapur Y Longkumer with Special Public Prosecutor, Dimapur Hutoi Yeptho conducting the prosecution case.

On April 4, 2015, the accused identified as Chandra Mardi had raped and murdered a 4-year-old whose body was found the next day.

According to the special public prosecutor, Hutoi Yeptho, who conducted the prosecution, the convicted man was a laborer involved in construction work at the Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research in Dimapur.

The accused has been convicted under section 302 IPC and sentenced to life imprisonment, under Section 376 (2) (i) IPC for 10 years of imprisonment and under section 6 POCSO Act for 10 years imprisonment and also ordered for payment of compensation under section 357-A CrPC to be made to the victim's parents.

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