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Court awards death penalty to 19-year old gang rape murder convict

CrossTown News 2018-09-07 18:16:03

Court Awards Death Penalty To 19-year Old Gang Rape Murder Convict

07 September, 2018, By Cross Town News

Nagaon, Sep 07: A court awarded death penalty to Zakir Hussain, the prime accused in the gangrape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in Assam's Nagaon district in March and acquitted five other accused for lack of evidence.

Two other minor accused were found guilty and sent to a correctional home for three years by a juvenile court earlier this week.

The girl, a class 5 student, was gang-raped and set on fire when she was alone at home on March 23. The youths fled after the crime and the girl was rushed to the Guwahati Medical College Hospital where she succumbed to injuries the next day.

A case was filed in the Batadrava Police Station and the accused were arrested on charges of rape, house trespass, causing the disappearance of evidence and murder under the IPC. After a swift investigation, the police filed charge sheet on April 28 against eight persons.