Mumbai : The session’s court of Mumbai awarded death penalty to one Nazir Shaikh on Monday for sexually assaulting and killing a minor in 2012.

In 2012, a four-year-old girl fr-om Mumbai’s Sakinaka area had gone missing and her bo-dy was later found dumped. She was brutally murdered af-ter being assaulted sexually.

Upon investigations, the police arrested Nazir Shaikh, the nei-ghbour of the deceased girl. As the investigation was not mov-ing ahead and the police could not gauge apt evidence agai-nst Shaikh, the victim’s father then had approached the Bo-mbay High Court, seeking the case be transferred to higher authorities for further probe.

After hearing the petition, the Bombay High Court had direc-ted the Mumbai Police to trans-fer the case to a higher rank of-fice and complying by the cou-rt’s orders the Mumbai Police had then handed over the case to the then Assistant Commiss-ioner of Police Shantilal Bha-mare. ACP Bhamare then again investigated the case from the beginning and successfully collected enough evidence against Shaikh. Finally after a total of four years, the session’s court convicted Shaikh and awarded death penalty to him.

“My daughter has finally got justice,” was the only thing the victim’s father who is a driver by profession, expressed. When asked if would also fight in the High Court as Shaikh has the option to move to High Court to challenge the lower court’s judgement, he said, “I’m ready to fight in each and every court to get justice for my daughter. I will fight legally till the last breathe of my life.”

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