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'B******s,' he yelled in court, as the judges sentenced him to death

S. Daswant was sentenced to death by the Mahil Court of Chengalpet in Tamil Nadu in February 2018 for the rape and murder of a minor girl. He had invited a seven-year-old daughter of a neighbour to play with his dog in February 2017 after which he molested, raped, then smothered her to death.

CONVICTED: S. Daswant, 23, of Chennai, sentenced to death by the Mahila Court of Chengalpet in Tamil Nadu in February 2018 for the rape and murder of

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