In nine days flat, a district court in Bihar’s Katihar district completed trial and sentenced to death a man who raped and killed a three-year-old girl on January 24.

The conviction and sentencing of Sanjay Singh could be among the speediest trials in the country, Superintendent of police Kim told The Hindu .

“An FIR was filed on January 24 and the accused was arrested the same day. The charge sheet was filed within 24 hours. We requested speedy trial, which the court accepted. It was completed in six days and the entire process was completed in nine days right from the date of occurrence of the crime,” Ms. Kim said.