Death penalty to 60-year-old man for raping, killing minor

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A fast track court here Tuesday sentenced to death a 60-year-old farmhouse guard for raping and killing a three-year-old girl.

Holding Bharat Singh guilty of raping and killing a rickshaw puller's minor daughter two years ago, Judge Virender Bhat termed the offence as "rarest of rare".

According to the prosecution, the child was playing April 10, 2011 outside her house at Kapashera on the outskirts of Delhi but lost her way while returning home and strayed towards the farmhouse.

The child was called inside by Singh, who was alone there on duty, and raped, killing her in the process.

The girl's father had lodged a complaint that his daughter was missing, but her body was recovered after two days afterwards in the farmhouse premises.

According to prosecution, Bharat, after realising that the girl was dead, threw her body at a secluded spot inside the compound, for the fear of being spotted by workers, engaged in road construction outside.

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