• Sangareddy District Court sentences man to life imprisonment for raping three-year-old

Cyberabad: Sangareddy District Sessions Court, on Tuesday, sentenced Palthewar Srinivasan (57) to life imprisonment for raping a three-year-old in RC Puram in 2017.

According to the complaint, the child went missing on December 2017, since the child was picked up by Srinivasan, who was returning from a wine shop. He took the victim to a graveyard in LIG Colony, BHEL. The locals spotted the convict who was in the middle of the crime. They heard the child cry and questioned Srinivasan on why the child was weeping. While the latter tried to run away, the locals caught him and took him to RC Puram police station. After police interrogations, Srinivasan admitted to the crime.

Later, he was kept under judicial custody and was produced before the District Sessions Court at Sangareddy. He has been convicted with rigorous life imprisonment and has been fined Rs 5,000 under Section 4 and 6 of POCSO Act.

S Ravi Kumar, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad, investigated the case and produced Palthewar before the court. Higher officials and public appreciated Ravi Kumar and his team.



Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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