Kamduni gangrape verdict:
- The three convicts – Ansar Ali, Saiful Ali and Amin Ali were sentenced to death while the remaining three – Emanul Islam, Bhola Naskar and Aminur Islam were handed life terms
- A sessions court in Kolkata today pronounced six accused in the Kamduni gangrape and murder case guilty.
- In June 2013, a 20-year-old student was gangraped and brutally murdered at Kamduni, about 50 km from Kolkata.
- Eight people were facing trial. One of the accused died in custody during trial. A sessions court in Kolkata today pronounced six accused in the Kamduni gangrape and murder case guilty, while two others were acquitted.
In June 2013, a 20-year-old student was gangraped and brutally murdered when she was returning home alone at Kamduni, about 50 km from Kolkata, in North 24 Parganas district after appearing for an examination at her college on June 7, 2013.
She was pulled into a farm by nine men when she was walking along a deserted road after alighting from a bus. Her mutilated body was found next morning near the farm.
Ruling Trinamool Congress today hailed the Kamduni verdict and said it showed that the police administration has worked impartially to get the culprits of the gangrape and murder case booked.
The opposition has, however, questioned why it took so long for the police to place the charge sheet and why it failed to get evidence against the two who were acquitted by the court.
“When Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited Kamduni in 2013 after the incident, she had promised that the culprits will be arrested and punished. Today six accused have been convicted. The conviction itself has proved that the police administration has worked impartially in this case to get the culprits booked for the crime,” state T.M.C office said.
The CPI(M) and Congress questioned what took so long for the police to find evidence against the culprits.
“What took so long for the police to book those criminals? If police had acted impartially then the two who were acquitted could have also been booked,” quoting CPI(M) Politburo member Mohammed Salim.
WBPCC president Adhir Chowdhury too welcomed the conviction of the six accused but questioned the role of police in the probe which led to acquittal of two others.
The incident had led to outrage in the state and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had faced protests by angry villagers when she went there to visit the family members of the victim.