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Death sentence for rapist Chandrabhan

Fri 30 Oct 2015, 16:48:02
Death sentence for Chandrabhan
A special women's court in Mumbai on Friday sentenced to death accused Chandrabhan Sanap for the murder of Andhra Pradesh software professional Esther Anuhya.Pronouncing the sentence, Special judge Vrushali Joshi observed, "This is the rarest of rare case. For the charge of murder, the accused shall be hanged by the neck till death."The court sentenced Sanap to life imprisonment under charges of rape under the IPC section 376A (committing rape and inflicting injury causing death). He was given ten years imprisonment under 376 (2) (m) (commission of persistent sexual assault).Reacting to the death sentence Esther's uncle Arun Kumar said, "The family is happy with the sentence."Sanap broke down outside court after hearing the sentence. He told media persons, "I have been wrongly implicated. I have not committed any crime. I never expected to be given death. There is no evidence against me. I have been punished for something I have not done. I have not seen my daughter. What should I do with my life?"Esther Anuhya, a 23-year old employee, was working in Mumbai and had returned to the city after visiting her family in Machilipatnam. Arriving at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in suburban Kurla, she met Sanap, who offered to drop her home in Andheri for Rs. 300.Sanap then raped and murdered Anuhya, and tried to get rid of the body in the bushes along the Eastern Express Highway in Bhandup. After a search, her family found her body at this spot on January 16.Convicting Sanap on Tuesday, the court had termed the incident "a case of cold-blooded pre-planned murder" where the motive was "to satisfy unbridled lust.”
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