Minor's rapist, murderer gets death in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 3 (IANS) A court here Thursday sent to the gallows an autorickshaw driver who raped a Class 10 student and murdered her in March 2012.

Principal Sessions Judge B. Sudheendrakumar awarded the death penalty to Rajesh Kumar who raped the 15-year-old victim March 6, 2012 when she was alone in her house.

He was arrested a week after the incident.

After the verdict, the victim's mother told reporters: "Capital punishment is what the murderer deserved and we prayed for it also. He did not deserve anything less."