A sessions judge court in Hojai on Friday awarded death sentence to an accused for the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl at Lumding in Hojai district, which had sparked protests in the area.
District and session judge NS Deuri awarded the sentence to the accused Krishnaraj Gaurh alias Sagar.
Sagar used to work as a domestic help in the victim’s house in Lumding area.
On February 5, 2017, he took the girl to a nearby jungle, raped and killed her. He later dumped the body there.
A case was registered against him in Lumding police station under IPC sections 363 (kidnapping), 302 (murder) and 201 (destroying evidence).
Krishna is originally from Sarupathar area in upper Assam’s Golaghat district.