“Justice Served,” reverberated the court premises followed by the Special Court’s verdict in the sensational Hajipur serial killing of three minor girls ended up. The fast-track court Judge S.V.V Nath Reddy on Thursday sentenced death penalty to Marri Srinivas Reddy, the sole accused in the case. Finding him guilty under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), of kidnap, rape of minors and concealing the evidence, Nalgonda First Additional District and Sessions Judge S.V.V. Natha Reddy accused Marri Srinivas Reddy guilty of kidnapping and killing the three minor girls.
On the other hand, welcoming the special court’s decision, the locals of Hajipur started celebrations distributing sweets. “It has been 10 months since I lost my daughter. We will go back only with a verdict that the person responsible for it is going to hang,” said one of the victim’s father. Speaking to the media, relatives of one of the victim said that it came as the most awaited good news. “He didn’t escape. People can believe that there is still justice. We only wish now that he is hanged soon,” she added. Family members, villagers, politicians, women and voluntary organisations who have been demanding the death sentence welcomed the verdict.
According to the reports, the accused has started kidnapping and killing the girls from April 2015. He uses to follow the minor girls and demand to fulfil his sexual desire when they disagree he use to sexually assault them and kill the girls. Later he used to throw the bodies in an agriculture dry well.