Reportedly in a sensational verdict, chittoor district court has pronounced death punishment to convict Pathan Mohammad Rafi in connection with the rape and brutal murder of 6 year old girl that was occurred in november 2019. The chittoor court has sent the judgement to high court and said the date of execution would be decided by the High Court.
Furthermore chittoor district police said to have taken up the issue seriously and did a thorough investigation in the case and provided substantial evidence in short time against the convict Mohammad Rafi and filed a fool-proof charge-sheet in the case which made the job of the court easy. Further the court announced its judgement Under POCSO Act (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act). This is the first capital punishment in chittoor district under POCSO Act. It can also be noted that ap state government has brought Disha Act for speedy investigation and verdict in rape cases.
Moreover the victim had fallen prey to the convict. When the girl went to the toilet alone, the accused had followed her and sexually assaulted and later killed and threw her body into the bushes behind the function hall. He had later had dinner as if nothing happened and left the place. The parents of the girl found her missing and lodged complaint with the police. She was found dead in the bushes behind the function hall, the following day i.e november 8. But no police complaint was given against Rafi, chittoor SP had earlier informed media when he had produced him in front of media. Perhaps considering his previous track record and the substantial evidence, chittoor district court pronounced death punishment. In the wake up of death punishment to the convicts in Nirbhaya's rape and murder.