Life-sentenced rapist throws shoes at judge | Surah News


Surat: The 27-year-old, after being sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape and murder of a four-year-old girl, threw two chappals, one after the other, at the judge in the interior of the Surat courtroom on Wednesday. However, the chappals did not hit anyone and fell below the judge’s platform.
Extra Sessions Judge PS Kala, a special judge under the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO), previously sentenced Sujit Saket on December 23 for kidnapping and murdering the minor in the Hazira neighborhood in Surat.
There were moments of anxiety in the courtroom on Wednesday after Saket threw two chappals at the judge, as the formalities were completed after the verdict.
Vinay Sharma, a lawyer who witnessed the incident, told TOI: “I went to hear the judgment. The condemned man was seated with his hands clasped. He was shouting that ‘I didn’t do anything.’ He then took out the two chappals and threw it one after the other towards the platform.
Saket was then taken out of court, but no offense was committed until late at night. “It is an unfortunate incident and everyone should respect the sanctity of the court. Other lawyers told me about the incident but no complaints were filed there, ”said Nayan Sukhadwala, district government litigator.
According to the details of the case, Saket kidnapped, raped and had unnatural sex with the minor before strangling her on April 30. The accused also hit the young girl with a brick on the head. The body of the young girl, from Madhya Pradesh, was found in the bushes about 150 meters from her house. The young girl had disappeared near her home on the morning of April 30.
Speaking about the court’s verdict, Sukhadwala said: “The court observed that this was a heinous crime and deserved a maximum sentence. We will contact the higher courts after reviewing the judgment to further strengthen the sentence. The court had questioned 26 witnesses and 53 documentary evidence before rendering its judgment.
“The conviction is the result of the hard work of the police,” said city police commissioner Ajay Tomar.


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