Death-sentence for man convicted for rape

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  • Mumbai : A Mumbai Court on Friday awarded death sentence to the man convicted on Tuesday for the rape and murder of software engineer Esther Anuhya in January last year.

  • Judge Vrushali Joshi called it a rarest of the rare case and pronounced that the accused must be hanged by his neck till he is dead.

  • In January, decomposed body of the software engineer Esther Anuhya, 23, was found in the suburban area of Mumbai.

  • Sanap was arrested from Nashik in March this year and was charged with raping and murder of Esther.

What Had Happened?

  • Esther had returned from her hometown after Christmas break and was at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, where Sanap offered her a ride and convinced to drop her to the hostel.

  • Midway he stopped his motorcycle and pretended that he has run out of petrol. In foggy weather he pulled her into thick bushes and attempted rape on her.

  • He walked out from the spot by burning Esther’s body and taking all his belongings including laptop and bag.

  • With the help of CCTV footage cops managed to find clue of Sanap and nabbed him.