A man who raped and murdered a two-year-old girl will be put to death, India's Supreme Court has ruled.
The man, known only as Ravi, kidnapped the toddler and assaulted her for roughly five hours before she died.
The offence happened in March 2012 in Jalna in Maharashtra.
In a 2-1 majority judgement the court ruled that this was a case where "trust has been betrayed and social values are impaired", according to Indian media.
The court heard the "convict had no control over his carnal desires (and) surpassed all natural, social and legal limits just to satiate his sexual hunger."
"He ruthlessly finished a life which was yet to bloom.
"The appellant instead of showing fatherly love, affection and protection to the child against the evils of the society, rather made her the victim of lust," two of the three justices said.
"The unnatural sex with a two-year old toddler exhibits a dirty and perverted mind, showcasing a horrifying tale of brutality.
"The appellant meticulously executed his nefarious design by locking one door of his house from the outside and bolting the other one from the inside so as to deceive people into believing that nobody was inside.
"The appellant was thus in his full senses while he indulged in this senseless act," the majority judgement said.
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