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SC upholds death penalty in 2008 Nagpur murder case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty of a 53-year-old man charged for raping and killing a four year-old girl in Nagpur in 2008, according to reports.

SC upholds death penalty in 2008 Nagpur murder case

A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra on Wednesday reportedly stated that it was a ‘barbaric crime against the soul of the society and the offender would remain a menace’.

As per reports, the accused Vasanta Sampat Dupare, who was married and a neighbour whom the “helpless child” addressed as an uncle, had lured her on the pretext of buying chocolates for her, taken her to an isolated place, and had then assaulted and killed her.

He also reportedly destroyed all the evidence by washing his clothes after the crime.

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