A POCSO special court has awarded life time sentence to a Muslim man from Assam who brutally raped and murdered an 8 year old in Tamil Nadu. The child had gone out to take nature’s call when she was kidnapped and raped by the man. Considering the brutal nature of the crime, the court has sentenced him to a life term till death.
A 8 year old Hindu girl child, a native of a village in Sivakasi, went out to take nature’s call in the evening. As she didn’t return home, her parents filed a missing complaint. The next day, on January 21, 2020, her corpse was found in a nearby forest. The autopsy revealed that she was brutally raped.
One Majum Ali(21), working at a nearby spinning mill, was identified as the murderer and arrested by the police. He was booked under different sections of the POCSO Act and the Indian Penal Code for kidnapping, raping and murdering the minor child. A special court for the trial of cases filed under the POCSO Act heard the case. Justice Poorna Jayananth, who heard it awarded a life term till death for the heinous crime.
Media reports say that Majum Ali is from Assam. But it is unclear whether he is a Bharatiya citizen or a Bangladeshi illegal immigrant with a fake identity. Unfortunately, the security agencies don’t seem to be aware of the security and law and order issues posed by illegal immigrants and fail to probe that angle in such cases.