Agartala: A Tripura district court has sentenced five persons to life unto death for the gang rape of a housewife in November 2021.
The District and Session Court of Gomati in awarded them rigorous imprisonment till death to the five accused and also slapped a fine of Rs 60,000 on each of them on Monday.
The accused were convicted under section 376 (D) of the Indian Penal Code for gang rape and Section 3 of the SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The convicts identified as Tajul Islam, Saddam Hossain, Rabban Ali, Dudhu Miah, and Samiman Hossain hail from Sonamura and Melagarh of Sepahijala district
The Special Public Prosecutor Paltu Das said the victim, riding a motorbike with her husband at night. was kidnapped from the highway by the gang in Killa area. Her husband was roughed up and left at the spot in a serious condition. She was taken to an isolated area and gang raped for the whole night.
“In the morning she was shifted to the hospital with grievous injuries. As her health condition improved, three days after the incident her statement was recorded. Accordingly, two cases were registered with R K Pur police station and later transferred to Crime Branch for investigation.
The Crime Branch submitted its charge sheet followed by the inquiry and during the trial, as many as 42 witnesses had deposited before the court based on which the judge pronounced the verdict.