Mumbai: The court has announced the punishment for the accused in the Sakinaka rape and murder case. The accused Mohan Chauhan has been sentenced to death by the Dindoshi court. In September last year, a woman was raped and brutally murdered by Mohan Chauhan, after which the victim died on September 11 while undergoing treatment at Mumbai’s Rajawadi Hospital.
Mohan Chauhan was convicted on Monday by a the court in Dindoshi on charges including under Sections 302 (murder), 376A (offence of rape and inflicting injury which causes death or causes the woman to be in a persistent vegetative state), 376 (2)(m) (causing grievous bodily harm or maims or disfigures or endangers the life of a woman while committing rape) of the Indian Penal Code, along with sections of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities)
Accused Mohan Chauhan was convicted on May 30 by Additional Sessions Judge (Dindoshi Adalat) HC Shende for rape and murder under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code. At the same time, today the court has announced the death penalty to the guilty.
Advocate Mahesh Mulay, appearing for the prosecution, had argued in the court on Wednesday that it is an offense against a woman and that too a woman belonging to a Scheduled Caste, which makes it more serious. He said that this is a gruesome attack on a helpless, lonely woman during the night, which has created fear about the safety of women in a metropolis like Mumbai.