Kolkata, Dec 11: All the three men convicted in the gangrape of an Anglo-Indian woman on Park Street here were sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment on Friday by a court here. Pronouncing the quantum of punishment during in-camera proceedings, Additiol Sessions Judge Chiranjib Bhattacharya also slapped fines of Rs.1 lakh each on the three accused - Ruman Khan, ser Khan and Sumit Bajaj.
“The judge after considering all aspects and hearing the accused persons on the quantum of sentence, sent them to 10 years of rigrorous imrpisonment, with fine of Rs.1 lakh each under section 376 (2)(g) (of the Indian Pel Code) dealing with gangrape. In default, they would have to serve another six months of rigorous imprisonment,” said a lawyer associated with the case. If the fine amount is realised, that would go to the legal heir of the woman, who died on March 13 this year.
On Thursday, the judge had pronounced all three guilty of gangrape. While all three were found guilty of gangapre, ser and Ruman were also convicted under various sections dealing with crimil conspiracy, voluntarily causing hurt, crimil intimidation and common intention. The woman — then 40 years old, a divorcee and mother of two — was beaten up and gang-raped by five men at gun-point inside a moving car and then thrown off the vehicle near a city intersection on the night of February 5, 2012, after she had come out of a night club on fashioble Park Street. (IANS)