Saki Naka Rape and Murder Case Convict Sentenced To Death

The convict in the rape case of a 34-year-old woman in Mumbai last September has been sentenced to death. The brutal case had sparked a massive public outrage. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had assured fast justice and the Mumbai Police had filed a charge sheet in less than three weeks.

The convict, Mohan Kathwaru Chauhan, has been sentenced to death by a sessions court in Dindoshi, Mumbai.

Additional Sessions Judge HC Shende, in line with what the prosecution had sought, gave the death sentence citing the “case falls under the category of rarest of rare cases.” The prosecution had said Chauhan brutalized the woman fatally and left no chance of her survival.

The Mumbai Police in the charge sheet had said Chauhan knew the woman and she had been avoiding him, which prompted him to track her down and attack her.

After the Sakinaka case, the Mumbai Police had set up a special squad staffed with women at every police station and intensified patrolling in areas where crime against women was believed to be high.

The Mumbai Police had directed police stations to keep separate records about people who have been named as accused of crimes against women in the last five years.

On the intervening night of September 9 and September 10, 2021, the woman was found lying in an injured condition at Saki Naka in the Maharashtra capital. She was taken to a civic-run hospital, where she died on September 11.

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