Kolkata: Three convicts of the sensational Kamduni gangrape and murder of a 21-year-old college student over two years ago were on Saturday sentenced to death by a city court while three others got life imprisonment. Additional Sessions Judge Sanchita Sarkar handed out capital sentence to Aminul Ali, Saiful Ali and Ansar Ali, while Imanul Islam, Aminul Islam and Bhola Naskar were sentenced to life imprisonment for the gangrape and brutal murder of the woman on June 7, 2013.
Kamduni gangrape and murder case accused being produced at a local court in Kolkata on Friday. pic/PTI
Rejecting arguments for not giving death sentence to the three, who were found guilty of gangrape and murder, by their lawyers claiming it could not be termed as the rarest of rare crime, the judge pronounced the sentences at 3.40 pm. The judge called out the names of each of the convicts, who were produced in the packed court room, before pronouncing the sentences.
Saiful Ali, Ansar Ali and Aminul Ali were found guilty under sections 376 (d) (gangrape), 302 (murder), 376A (inflicting injury which causes death of a woman) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC. The judge found the other three guilty under sections 376(d) (gangrape), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of IPC. Two accused — Rafiqul Islam and Nur Ali were acquitted on Thursday, owing to lack of evidence. Another accused Gopal Naskar died during trial.