29, Jan 2016
Jan 29 2016 : The Times of India (Mumbai)
Six persons were on Thursday convicted by a local court in the Kamduni gangrape and murder case in which a 21year-old college girl was brutally assaulted and murdered in June 2013, triggering outrage. Two other accused were acquitted.
Additional city and sessions judge Sanchita Sarkar pronounced Saiful Ali, Ansar Ali and Aminul Ali guilty of gangrape and murder in her order in a packed court room. Saiful Ali, who had accosted the girl on the road and forced her inside a farmhouse where the crime was committed, was also found guilty under sections 109 (abetment) and 342 (wrongful confinement).
The judge said that the argument on the quantum of punishment would commence on Friday . While Saiful Ali, Ansar Ali and Aminul Ali may be given a minimum sentence of 20 years or a maximum punishment of death penalty , the other three found guilty may face a minimum of 20 years in prison or a maximum of life sentence, the judge said.
The gangrape and brutal murder of the 21-year-old college girl occurred when she was returning home at Kamduni, about 50km from Kolkata, after appearing for an examination at her college.