In Maharashtra, an accused was found guilty of the rape and murder of two girls aged five and 10. He was given a sentence of two years imprisonment by a magistrate's court. After his term ended, the accused was released. He was once again convicted for the rape of a seven-year-old. This time, he was given 10 years imprisonment. It was after the third conviction that he was awarded the death sentence, Pasayat explained, providing an example of abuse.
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