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Midnapore: A school teacher in East Midnapore district has been given death sentence for the rape and murder of a minor domestic help.

The convict Pranab Roy is a resident of Shalgechia under Tamluk police station jurisdiction and is attached to a government-run school.

On 23 May 2012, a minor girl who used to work as a domestic help in Roy’s house was found dead. Post-mortem of her brutalised body revealed that she was raped and then murdered. Based on this, police arrested accused teacher Roy and charged him for the crime.

After spending 14-days in jail custody, Roy went out on bail and was out all through the past nearly six years. The Tamluk district court pronounced him guilty of the crime yesterday and handed out the death sentence today.