Four Kamduni gang-rape, murder convicts challenge judgment in High Court
Four convicts, of whom two were sentenced to death, in the gang-rape and murder of a 21-year old college girl at Kamduni in North 24 Parganas district, on Tuesday moved the Calcutta High Court challenging a sessions court judgement.
Counsel Firoz Edulji mentioned the matter before Justice Nadira Patheria for enlisting the four appeals as admission of appeal.
Of the four, Ansar Ali and Amin Ali were awarded death sentence while Bhola Naskar and Sk Imamul Islam were sentenced to imprisonment for life by Additional District and Sessions judge Sanchita Sarkar on January 30.
Two others were also convicted in the case. Of these, Saiful Ali was sentenced to death, while Aminul Islam was sentenced to life imprisonment.
These two have not yet filed an appeal before the HC.
Two accused — Rafiqul Islam and Nur Ali were acquitted owing to lack of evidence against them. Another accused Gopal Naskar died during trial in August last year.
The gangrape and murder of the girl took place when she was returning home at Kamduni in North 24 Parganas district, about 50 km from Kolkata, after appearing at an examination at her college on June 7, 2013.
The second year BA student was pulled into a farm when she was walking back home along a deserted road after alighting from a bus.
She was subsequently gangraped and murdered. Her mutilated body was found the next morning in a corner of the farm.