ERNAKULAM: The Ernakulam POCSO court found the sole accused, Asfaq Alam (29), guilty in the brutal rape and murder of a five-year-old girl in Aluva. All 16 charges against the accused were proven.
The child’s parents welcomed the verdict and demanded the court award death sentence to the accused.
Asfaq Alam, a native of Bihar, faces 16 charges, including abduction, rape, murder and destroying evidence.
The verdict was delivered on the 100th day after the crime, and the trial for this case was completed in just 26 days.
The tragic incident took place on July 28, 2023, in Aluva, Ernakulam district. The trial officially commenced on October 4.
According to police records, on July 28, Asfaq Alam abducted the 5-year-old daughter of a Bihar couple from their house in Aluva, Kerala and brutally raped and killed the child. At first, the police registered a missing case, and during the search, the demised body of the child was discovered tied in a sack within the premises of Aluva market.
Asfaq Alam, the accused who resided near the child’s house in Aluva, was found guilty and arrested based on CCTV footage evidence.