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SIKKIM: Sikkim had recently reeled under the shocking news where an uncle had raped an murdered his 8 year old niece.The accused identified as Santosh Gurung (25) who hails from East Sikkim has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court.
The grandmother of the child had filed a missing persons complaint when both the uncle and child went missing. The police then tracked the uncle down after 7 months.
On interrogation, the uncle confessed to raping the victim and strangulating her.He then hid the body in a dense forest. The body could not be recovered but the grandmother could identify the slippers and clothes of the child.
The court on hearing both the prosecution and defense ruled in favour of the prosecution and awarded the accused life imprisonment.