Tribune News Service
Shimla, May 11
The CBI special court today deferred announcement of quantum of sentence in the Gudiya rape and murder case to May 18. The court had held lone accused Anil Kumar, alias Nilu, a chirani (wood cutter), guilty of rape and murder on April 28.
The verdict was announced by Special judge Rajiv Bharadwaj after hearing both the defence and prosecution through video conference.
The special judge said that out of the 14 crucial points of evidence produced by the CBI, 12 were found to be against Nilu, the most important evidence being matching of his DNA with samples found on the crime spot.
The accused, Nilu, was held guilty under various sections of the IPC and the POCSO Act.
The case dates back to July 4, 2017 when a minor girl was reported missing on her way back from her school in Kotkhai (Shimla) and her body was found in the nearby forest in Haliailla two days later.