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Court convicts 4 in 2011 gang-rape case in Jharkhand

Jamshedpur: A local court today convicted four persons in a gang-rape case of a 22-year-old woman two years ago.


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Additional District Judge I, Satya Prakash Sinha found the four accused Rahul Kisku, Jhota alias Gurucharan Singh, Suresh Tudu and Binod Hansda-guilty and convicted them under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, police said.

The court will pronounce the quantum of punishment on Friday. Two other accused, however, turned out to be juvenile and the concerned board was hearing their case, police said.

According to the FIR lodged under the Patamda Police station, the accused persons had protested and smashed the glasspanes of the victims' car on finding the woman, a management intern, and her paramour in a comprising position inside the vehicle behind on July 15, 2011.

One of the accused caught hold of the girl and raped her while others beat up the boyfriend when he tried to resist.

Following the incident, the woman had escaped from the spot and ran towards a nearby village but the accused chased and caught hold of her a little distance away and raped her in turn.

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