Kolkata: A court in Kolkata on Saturday awarded death sentence to three people and life imprisonment to the other three convicted in the brutal gang-rape and murder of a college student in West Bengal’s Kamduni village.
The victim was a BA second year student of Derozio College who was walking home along the Kamduni BDO office road. She was abducted and taken inside a factory where she was gang-raped by nine men and then brutally murdered. Out of the nine accused eight were arrested.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Sanchita Sarkar pronounced capital punishment for Saiful Ali, Ansar Ali and Amin Ali who were convicted of gang-rape and murder.
The other three accused, Sheikh Emanul Islam, Aminur Islam and Bhola Naskar, convicted of gang-rape, criminal conspiracy and causing disappearance of evidence, were awarded life imprisonment.
Two other accused, Noor Ali and Rafikul Islam have been acquitted because of lack of proper evidence against them.
The victim’s family who were waiting for justice broke down in court after hearing the verdict. However, the family now wants the two who have been acquitted to also be punished.
(With inputs from: IANS)