A Mumbai Sessions court, today sentenced 24-year-old Javed Sheikh to life-imprisonment for raping and murdering a nine-year-old in a chawl room in Nehru Nagar in Kurla in 2010.
Shiekh was convicted of rape, kidnapping and murder of the nine-year-old victim and was pronounced guilty and charged under Section 376(2), 364 and 302 of the Indian penal Code. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 30,000 on Sheikh along with the sentencing.
On June 6, 2010, the girl went missing after she had stepped out to play. When she did not return, her mother filed a missing complaint at Nehru Nagar police station. On the pretense of giving her a chocolate, Sheikh had taken the girl to Vatsalatai Nagar in a rickshaw, after which he took the victim into a chawl room, raped and murdered her. Sheikh fled the spot. On June 19, residents reported a foul smell emitting from the room and the police found the body. On July 1, Sheikh was arrested after the hair found in the nails of the girl's body matched Sheikh's DNA.