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Death sentence to the convict of Saki Naka rape and murder case by the SpecialCourt

CASE: State of Maharashtra v Mohan Kathwaru Chauhan

Shubhi Rathore | Edited By Prabhat Bandhulya

In September,2021,a woman,belonging to scheduled caste, was raped in a parked tempo on the street of Mumbai’s Saki Naka area by the accused, Mohan kathwaru Chauhan,who hails from Uttar Pradesh and has a wife and two daughters. The crime was reported by a security guard who saw that a man was beating a lady in the tempo. When the police arrived, the lady was found in the backside of tempo covered in pool of blood and injured badly. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where the doctors made all the efforts to save her but were unsuccessful in doing so. The accused was charged with rape and murder as the accused not only raped her, but inserted a weapon in her private parts and tried to pull out her intestines. The Special Court observed that the assailant is so cold blooded that he not only beat her but also dragged her on the road with her scarf and inserted a weapon so deep to pull out the intestines. Thejudge imposed death penalty upon the accused on the grounds that the accused who showed no mercy and has shown no remorse exhibits his depraved mentality. To send a message to the society the maximum punishment has to be awarded as the aggravating factors overpower the mitigating factors. The court also quoted Swami Vivekanand, “the best thermometer to the progress of a nation is itstreatment of its woman.”

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