Fast track court pronounces lifer in Bhopal gang rape case; heres about it
In a decision that is sure to act as a deterrent in crimes against women, a Bhopal fast track court on Saturday convicted four men accused of raping a 19-year-old woman.
The case had been in spotlight at the time because the victim was a UPSC aspirant who was returning from coaching class in October and gang raped by these four.
The court sentenced them all to life imprisonment.
The four men stood silently as additional district and sessions judge Savita Dube delivered her verdict.
The accused had waylaid the victim while she was returning home from the coaching institute around 7pm on October 31. They dragged her to a secluded place and gang-raped her. They also snatched her mobile phone and jewellery.
The victim, in her statement to the police, said the accused tried to strangle her after the rape. The convicted, it was said, left the spot thinking she was dead after which the survivor later returned home and informed her parents about the incident.
Though the woman was raped barely 200 metres from the Habibganj government railway police (GRP) station, officials insisted the crime scene fell in the MP Nagar police station limits. >