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A court in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district Wednesday sentenced a man to death for the rape and murder of a minor girl, police said.

Additional Sessions Judge Rajendra Singh handed down the death sentence to Guddu alias Jitendra Kumar, a native of Gajnera village in Bareilly, some 250 km from here.

Kumar had raped the girl in 2007 in fields in Bhuta town of Bareilly and later killed her by slitting her throat.

The girl’s father Pappu Saxena alias Krishna Kant had lodged an FIR against Kumar Jan 30, 2007, after which Kumar was arrested, a police official said.

‘The judge heard around 10 witnesses before pronouncing the death penalty,’ police inspector Pankaj Awasthi told reporters in Bareilly.


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