Bulandshahr gangrape case: A POSCO court in Bulandshahr of Uttar Pradesh ruled capital punishment to three persons convicted in a gangrape case of 2018.
The verdict came after two years since the incident took place. In January 2018, a minor girl was abducted when she was on her way home from her tuition classes. She was later gangraped in a moving called and was killed after. The girl’s body was found near the Dadri area canal. The police after identifying the deceased minor had registered a case against three accused persons. The accused persons were named by the minor’s family members.
The incident had created quite a stir in Uttar Pradesh in 2018. The court’s verdict after two years was welcomed by the family.
Another significant verdict was passed by a court in Faridabad where additional sessions judge convicted two out of three persons accused in Nikita Tomar’s murder case. Nikita Tomar was also abducted when she was on her way home by her school mate. Tousif, now been convicted by the court, pulled the trigger and shot Tomar in broad daylight in Faridabad when she tried to resist.
Tousif was convicted along with his friend Rehan who helped him commit the crime. While the third accused Azruddin was acquitted by the court. According to a Hindu report, about 55 witnesses were presented in front of the judge. The prosecution brought Tomar’s friend as a witness who was with her when the incident took place. Another important piece of evidence in Nikita Tomar’s case was CCTV footage of the incident.
The judgement on Nikita Tomar’s case was fast-tracked by the court as the incident took place in October 2020. The first hearing of the case was conducted on December 1 last year. The Faridabad court reportedly had two hearing before giving the judgement on Wednesday. The first one took place on Monday for four hours and another on Tuesday which lasted for 30 minutes in which both sides gave their concluding arguments.
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