The Madras High Court on Tuesday upheld the verdict of the Chengalpet court in connection with the sexual assault and murder of a seven-year-old girl named Hasini in Chennai. Judges S Vimala and S Ramathilagam dismissed convict Dhasvanth's appeal to quash his death sentence in the case and maintained that he will be hanged to death. In February, a Chengalpet court convicted the techie and also sentenced him to death.
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- The Madras High Court on Tuesday upheld the verdict of the Chengalpet court in connection to the sexual assault and murder of a seven-year-old girl named Hasini in Chennai.
- The court held Dhasvanth guilty on all charges including those under Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act.
- In December 2017, on the very first day of the trial, Dhasvanth was reprimanded by the court for ‘confessing’ to the crime so that the trial could be done away with.
- Meanwhile, the techie seemed to show little remorse for his actions as Hasini's father told TNM that he had been repeatedly threatened by Dhasvanth in the court premises.
- The most significant turning point in the case came on December 2, 2017, when Dhasvanth’s mother was found bludgeoned to death while he was out on bail.
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