Shahbad Dairy murder: Court takes cognisance of charge sheet against accused Sahil

 A city sessions court Saturday took cognisance of the Delhi Police’s charge sheet against Sahil Khan, the man who repeatedly stabbed and bludgeoned a 16-year-old girl to death in full public view in the national capital’s Shahbad Dairy locality on May 28.

Additional Sessions Judge Richa Gusain Solanki, who is also the presiding POCSO court judge, took cognisance of the 640-page charge sheet and listed the matter for further proceedings on July 20.

Sahil Khan, an AC mechanic had brutally killed Sakshi, with whom he was claimed to have been in a relationship earlier, after she publicly rebuffed him.

The charge sheet said the accused had committed a premeditated murder.

Sahil Khan has been charged under IPC sections 302 (murder), 354 A (punishment for sexual harassment) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) along with the provisions of the Arms Act.

The horrifying murder was caught on a CCTV camera and the footage showed the man thrusting a knife into the girl no less than 20 times as scores of people passed by but none intervened to save her.

She had 34 injury marks on her body and her skull was smashed, police had said.

The final report was filed before Additional Sessions Judge Richa Gusain Solanki on June 27.

Sahil Khan has also been charged under section 12 of POCSO Act (punishment for committing sexual harassment upon a child) and sections of the Scheduled Caste and Schedule Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

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