Nalgonda: The First Additional District and Sessions Judge Court convicted Marri Srinivas Reddy, accused in the rape and murder of three girls at Hajipur, and sentenced him to loss of life by way of placing, overdue on Thursday night.
The judge S V V Natha Reddy, who offers with Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) instances, provided the loss of life sentence inside the cases concerning the rape and murder of two women — a 14-yr-vintage and some other an 18-year-vintage. Srinivas Reddy turned into also awarded a existence sentence inside the kidnap and homicide of any other eleven-12 months-old lady.
The sentence turned into reported within the court corridor, which turned into packed with advocates and media people. In addition to those, seven-12 months rigorous imprisonment beneath POCSO Act (Section 42) and 20-12 months imprisonment in the case filed below 376A-IPC have been additionally offered. The decide stated all of the punishments would run concurrently. He stated the convicted could go for an enchantment after affirmation of the demise by way of putting sentence by the High Court. If required, criminal useful resource would be extended to him, he delivered.
Tension prevailed on the premises of the district court at Nalgonda proper from 10.30 am onwards whilst Srinivas Reddy was brought to the courtroom by means of the police in a special car. The family of the sufferers had also reached the court to listen the judgment.
At 2 pm, the police produced Srinivas Reddy before the First Additional District and Sessions Judge, who knowledgeable him that he become located responsible in the cases of rape and murder of three minor women. When the choose requested him whether he had whatever to say, Srinivas Reddy said he had now not committed any crime and that the police had implicated him in the instances. Asking the decide to expose mercy on him, Srinivas Reddy said he desired to attend to his elderly parents. When the decide asked him as to wherein his mother and father have been living and whether they were alive, Srinivas Reddy stated he did not recognize. The choose announced at 2.30 pm that the decision would be brought after the lunch hour.
After almost 4 hours, the judge reported his verdict awarding the dying penalty. After the judgment, some of the advocates welcomed the judgment by using thumping the tables within the courtroom hall. Advocates have been also visible appreciating special public prosecutor K Chandrasekhar after the judgment. Rachakonda Police Commissioner M M Bhagwat additionally attended the court.