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PTI | Feb 8, 2013, 03.02AM IST
NEW DELHI: Mother of a juvenile, accused of raping, sodomizing and murdering a three-year-old child, has been sentenced to five years in jail by a Delhi court for destroying evidence against her son.
Additional sessions judge Rajeev Bansal handed out the sentence to Sunita (50) saying she was aware that her son had raped and murdered the child and she tried to destroy the evidence in order to save him.
"All the circumstances taken together lead one to the only irresistible conclusion that accused Sunita…tried to cause disappearance of the evidence of the offence, which could implicate her son, by concealing his clothes in a park under the bushes which were recovered at her instance," the court said.
It also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on her.
According to prosecution, the 13-year-old juvenile had on July 21, 2007 raped and sodomized the child and thereafter killed the girl by stuffing a piece of cloth in her mouth.
When Sunita came to know what her son did, she removed the blood stains from his clothes and concealed them under bushes in a park, it said. When the child's family started searching her, they found her body on the fourth floor of their building with a piece of cloth stuffed in her mouth. It was brought out that the child was last seen with the juvenile and he was arrested on July 26, 2007 and his mother was arrested a day later.