Chennai, Monday: 3:00Pm: The Chengalpet court has convicted mechanical engineer Dhasvanth in the rape and murder of seven-year-old Hasini in Chennai; A year after he had brutally raped the girl, dumped her body in a travel bag and set it ablaze at the Mugalivakkam highway near his home. The court held Dhasvanth guilty on all charges including those under POCSO. He has been convicted under sections 363 (kidnapping), 366 (kidnapping, abduction), 354-b (assault or use of criminal force on woman with intent to disrobe), 302 (murder), and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the IPC and section 8 read with 7, 6, 5(M) of POCSO.
A year ago, 7-year-old Hasini was brutally raped and horrifically killed by 23-year-old IT man, S.Dawant. Let out on bail, he later committed another murder, that of his mother. Now the court has sentenced him to death and it is reported that he showed no guilty feelings whatsoever!
Daswant is a mechanical engineer living in Mugalivakkam with his parents Sekar and Sarala. Last year he lured 7-year-old Hasini who stays in the same apartment complex, on Feb 2017 to his home. He sexually assaulted her and suffocated her to death. He got some petrol, and put the body in a travel bag and burnt her body by the highway near his home. The police had arrested Daswant on the grounds of the Goondas Act. The case was registered at Chennai’s Mangadu police station with the cross-examination of 34 witnesses done in a span of two months.