Kundapur, Feb 20, 2018 : Prashanth Mogaveera who was convicted in the Padugopadi pregnant woman rape and murder case has been sentenced to death by the Kundapur Additional District Sessions Court on February 20, Tuesday.
The Court has sentenced him to ten years of imprisonment for raping a pregnant woman, another 10 years jail for theft, four years jail for kidnap bid and one year jail for forcible entry into the house. District Magistrate Prakash Khanderi sentenced him to death for killing the pregnant woman as well as the child in her womb.
Hundreds had gathered outside the court premises curious to know about the quantum of punishment to the man who was convicted on February 14.
The incident had taken place on April 11, 2015 at Moodugopadi. Prashanth who had entered the house of Indira had requested for water and then raped the woman.
He later crushed her head using a boulder and escaped with her gold necklace. He was arrested within a day of the incident.