KOLKATA: A city court on Thursday convicted a man in his 20s of raping a 2-year-old Park Street footpath dweller.The court has sentenced him to 12 years of rigorous imprisonment.
On the night of September 26, 2012, Chandan Mullick picked up the victim from the footpath while she and her mother were sleeping. Later, he raped her inside a building and left her bleeding and crying.
State counsel Tamal Mukherje said Mullick was arrested from the building and after five years of trial, a fast track court presided by additional district and sessions judge Shankar Mani Tripathi passed the order.
The 18-month girl was raped and assaulted on the footpath near Park Street on September 26 2012.
Chandan Mallick (28), the maternal uncle of the infants father, was picked by the police on Wednesday night.
Chandan has reportedly confessed to the police of committing the crime.
The girl was discovered lying in a pool of blood on Royd Street in the wee hours of September 26. Medical tests revealed that she was brutally raped and tortured.