KOLKATA, Jan 30: Three people convicted for the brutal gang rape and murder of a college student in West Bengal’s Kamduni village were on Saturday sentenced to death by a court here while three other convicts got life imprisonment.
Six people were convicted on Thursday for gang-raping and murdering the 20-year-old girl while she was returning home from college in Kamduni village of North 24 Pargas district on June 7, 2013.
Observing that the case fell within the rarest of rare cases, Additiol District and Sessions Judge Sanchita Sarkar pronounced capital punishment for Saiful Ali, Ansar Ali and Amin Ali who have been convicted of gang rape and murder.
Sheikh Emanul Islam, Aminur Islam and Bhola skar, who have been convicted on charges of gang rape, crimil conspiracy and causing disappearance of evidence, were sentenced to life imprisonment.
As soon as the news of the three getting death spread, the family of the victim as well Kamduni villagers broke into tears hailing the verdict.
While nine people were arrested and charged for the crime, the court on Thursday acquitted Rafiqul Islam and Nur Ali while the ninth accused Gopal skar died while the trial was on. (ians)