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A man convicted of killing his pregnant girlfriend in 2010, was given the death penalty by the Session Judge of Thoubal, A. Noutuneshwari Devi.
The accused, identified as Irom Chaoren Singh, was convicted under 302/376/316 IPC for the "heinous offence."
According to official sources, Singh strangled the victim with his T-shirt until she lost consciousness. He then raped her and poured poison into her mouth. Following this, he dumped her body into the Imphal river at Chongtham Kona Meitei Leikai.
The court categorised the case as "rarest of rare" and considered the crime “inhuman, barbaric and merciless.”
The court also stated that the maximum punishment was to act as an eye-opener for society and to prevent similar crimes from taking place.
Singh was given the death sentence and was ordered to pay a fine of Rs. 50,000 to the mother of the victim.
The court also recommended Rs. 10 lakh to be given to the victim's brother within 60 days from the judgement under “NALSA’s Compensation Scheme” for women victims, survivors of sexual assault and other crimes, 2018.
(Edited by Andre Kongri)