08 November 2017 :
A special court in Rajasthan’s Kota sentenced three persons to death for raping a 30-year-old woman and killing her along with her minor son during a robbery in December 2012.
The Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe (SC/ST) special court in Kota also imposed a fine of Rs 75,000 on each of the three convicts under various sections of IPC, Arms Act and SC/ST Act.
The three were booked in December 2012 in Udhyognagar police station of the city on charges of robbery, gang rape and murder.
Special SC/ST court judge Girish Kumar Agrawal convicted Kapil alias Anna, Imran alias Dillhi Wala, both residents of Udhyognagar area of Kota city, and Tipu alias Sultan alias Aabeed of Tonk district, said special public prosecutor (SPP) Kamal Kant Sharma.
They were awarded death penalty under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 34 (common intention), the SPP said.
The three convicts are about 22 to 25 years old, he added.
The court also sentenced the three to 10 years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on each of them for rape.
They were also handed down seven years imprisonment under IPC section 397 (robbery or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt), the SPP said.
The three were also sentenced to life imprisonment and slapped with a fine of Rs 20,000 under SC/ST Act.