Kerala court convicts accused in Aluva child rape and murder case

A POCSO court here on Saturday convicted the lone accused in the sensational Aluva rape and murder case of a five-year-old girl from Bihar.

Special POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) court judge K Soman convicted Ashwaq Alam, a migrant labourer from Bihar.

The judge said the accused was found guilty of all the offences and posted the matter to November 9 for pronouncing the quantum of sentence.

The conviction came 99 days after the crime was committed.

According to the prosecution, on July 28, the five-year-old girl was abducted, brutally raped and killed allegedly by Alam, who lived in the same building as the victim.

Later, her body was found dumped in a sack in a marshy area behind a local market in the nearby Aluva area on July 29.

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