Kolkata: A West Bengal court on Thursday awarded death penalty to 11 people convicted of murdering a woman over a land dispute in Nadia district.
The Nadia district court sentenced to death the 11 people who had shot dead Aparna Bag during her attempt to prevent them from grabbing land in Joyghata panchayat in Krishnagunge on November 23, 2014.
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While Bag was killed, two other women and a minor had sustained bullet injuries. The prosecution had charge-sheeted 12 people in the case, with one of them still absconding.
Few days ago, a lower court convicted six people for the brutal gang rape and murder of a college student in West Bengal’s Kamduni village. Additional City and sessions judge Sanchita Sarkar acquitted two other accused for want of evidence.
The incident had raised a storm in the state, with the villagers, many of them friends and relatives of the victim, floating a platform Kamduni Pratibadi Mancha and seeking speedy justice and capital punishment to the guilty.