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6 found guilty in Bengal gang-rape case, 2 acquitted

28, Jan 2016
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Kolkata, Jan 28, 2016, DHNS:
Mamata had accused victim’s family of having Maoist links
Nearly three years after a 21-year-old college girl was gang-raped and murdered at Kamduni in North 24 Parganas, a Sessions Court in Kolkata on Thursday pronounced six accused in the case guilty, setting the argument for quantum of punishment on Friday.

The case triggered widespread protests after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called demonstrators outside the victim’s residence of having Maoist links when she went to meet the girl’s family.

Additional City and Sessions Judge Sanchita Kar found the three prime accused Saiful Ali, Ansar Ali and Aminul Ali guilty of gang-rape and murder under Sections 376(d), 302 and 120B of the Indian Penal Code. She also found guilty three others — Imanul Islam, Aminul Islam and Bhola Naskar — under the relevant sections for gang-rape and criminal conspiracy, besides 201 for causing disappearance of evidence but the latter three were not charged with murder.

Furthermore, the court found Saiful guilty of abetment to a crime and wrongful confinement under Sections 109 and 342 of the IPC.


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