On July 26, a special POCSO court in Meerut awarded a death sentence to 35-year-old Mohammad Faheem. He was accused of raping and killing a 4-year-old girl. Other than the death sentence, the court also imposed Rs 1.2 lakh fine on Fahem for carrying out such a heinous crime. The incident took place in the Jahagirabad area of Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, this year.
Rarest of the Rare Case
The judgment was passed by the bench of the special judge (POCSO), Dhruv Rai, who called it the “rarest of rare” case. While passing the order the huge observed, “Such a crime is not only a violation of law, human and social relations but also destroys the social structure. The person committing such a crime deserves maximum punishment.”
Following the verdict, the additional district government counsel, Bharat Sharma told the media, “Dhruv Rai, special judge (POCSO), has ordered that the accused be hanged till death under IPC Section 302 and Section 6 of the POCSO Act with a fine of Rs 1 lakh; seven-year imprisonment under Section IPC 201 with Rs 20,000 penalty.”
Police found blood-soaked clothes
SSP Bulandshahr Shlok Kumar, while interacting with the media, elaborated on the case. He said, “The accused lured the little girl to his home as she was playing outside, raped her, and strangled her to death.
“The girl’s family informed the police after she vanished while playing inside the house. When the police arrived, the neighbours told them that they had seen the girl with Faheem, who lived nearby. The girl’s body was found in Faheem’s home later that evening. He had hidden the body. Notably, her body was covered in many bite marks, under a bed,” the SSP continued.
On searching the house of a neighbour Faeem, he came out with blood-stained clothes. The girl’s body was found under his bed.
A case under the IPC and the POCSO Act was registered the same day and the charge sheet was filed on May 7.
The SSP added that the accused was arrested the same night he committed the heinous crime. The autopsy report of the little girl confirmed that she was raped and murdered.
Organiser reported the case
Organiser reported the case on April 24. The report says, on April 23, Uttar Pradesh Police arrested a 30-year-old man named Fahim for the rape and murder of a 4-year-old girl. It is reported that the minor girl was playing outside her house around 4:30 PM when she went missing. The minor girl’s family members started looking for her when she did not return for a few hours. The incident took place in the Jahangirabad Police Station area.
चार साल की मासूम बच्ची की रेप के बाद हत्या। पड़ोसी ने घटना को अंजाम देकर बच्ची का शव बेड के नीचे छिपाया। आरोपी के घर से बरामद हुआ बच्ची का शव और खून से सने कपड़े। लोगों ने आरोपी की जमकर धुनाई कर पुलिस को सौंपा। जिला बुलंदशहर के थाना जहांगीराबाद क्षेत्र की घटना।@dgpup @Uppolice pic.twitter.com/hpDMMOAUaq
— ᴋᴀᴘɪʟ ɢᴏᴜʀ (@GaurBulandshahr) April 23, 2023
ANI UP/Uttarakhand tweeted CO Anvita Upadhyay’s statement, “Uttar Pradesh | A 4-year-old girl was playing outside her house in Jahangirabad police station area but when she was not seen for 1-2 hours, her family members started looking for her. When they reached their neighbour’s house, the girl was found dead there. The neighbour was drunk. The person has been taken into custody. Case registered; probe underway: Anvita Upadhyay, CO Anupshahar (23.04)”
Uttar Pradesh | A 4-year-old girl was playing outside her house in Jahangirabad police station area but when she was not seen for 1-2 hours, her family members started looking for her. When they reached their neighbour's house, the girl was found dead there. The neighbour was… pic.twitter.com/KUUNDrUthI
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) April 24, 2023
A similar case
In March 2023, A five-year-old girl was raped by her 19-year-old neighbour at a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh. The police said, that the accused was arrested late into the night while the girl was admitted to a hospital.
The officer in charge of the local police station said, “We have arrested the accused. The girl was taken for a medical examination and was admitted to the hospital with injuries.”
According to the police, the minor was alone in her house when the accused went inside, lured her with chocolate and allegedly raped her. The victim cried for help and when her grandmother reached the place, the accused fled, leaving the child bleeding.
Officers said the girl’s father was admitted to a hospital after he met with an accident. Her mother was at the hospital to look after him and the minor was left in her grandmother’s care.