A fast-track court Tuesday sentenced to death a 60-year-old farmhouse guard for raping and killing a three-year-old girl.
Holding Bharat Singh guilty of raping and killing a rickshaw puller's minor daughter two years ago, Judge Virender Bhat termed the offence as "rarest of rare".
According to the prosecution, the child was playing April 10, 2011, outside her house at Kapashera on the outskirts of Delhi but lost her way while returning home and strayed towards the farmhouse.
The child was called inside by Singh, who was alone on duty and then raped and killed.
The girl's father had lodged a complaint that his daughter was missing and her body was recovered after two days afterwards in the farmhouse premises.
According to prosecution, Bharat, after realising that the girl was dead, threw her body at a secluded spot inside the compound, for the fear of being spotted by workers who were engaged in road construction outside.
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