Jaipur’s special court awards life imprisonment to a man for raping minor, convict confesses sexually assaulting people

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On Friday, a special court in Jaipur sentenced a 35-year-old serial rapist, identified as Sikandar Khan to life imprisonment after he was convicted of raping a 7-year-old minor in July last year. The convict is currently facing trial for raping another 4-year-old minor girl and has confessed that sexually assaulting dozens of children, men and transgender people, the police confirmed.

Mahaveer Krishnawat the special public prosecutor said that Judge LD Kiradu sentenced the convict to life in prison till his last breath and additional police commissioner Ajay Pal Lamba stated that the 7-year-old girl’s rape case was a priority for them.

“Because of the combined and coherent efforts of our police team and special public prosecutor Krishnawat, the judgment has come in the victim and police’s favour. For every hearing, we ensured that the witness reached the court and his statement was recorded on time,” Lamba stated.

Investigators have confirmed that Khan, who was arrested after being on the run for six days, appears to have abused other children as well. “If he is set free, he will commit these crimes again,” a police officer in charge on the matter clarified.

Sikandar Khan will be facing three rape, one attempt to murder, two sexual harassment, two theft and three cases of burglary.

Laxman Gaur, a police officer who was involved into the probe of the seven-year-old girl’s rape, said the convict’s wife had abandoned him months after getting married to him over his bad character in 2017 and  Khan is a drug addict as well.

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