05 February 2020 :
The special fast track court in Adilabad convicted the three accused in connection with the sensational Samatha gangrape and murder case and sentenced them to death by hanging on 30 January 2020. It disposed the case in a record 67 days.
Adilabad District Judge MG Priyadarshini, in-charge Judge of the designated special court, pronounced the verdict, awarding capital punishment to the accused Shaik Babu, Shaik Shaboddin and Shaik Mukhdum, residents and daily-wager labourers from Yellapatar village in Jainoor Mandal.
While pronouncing the judgement, the judge said the crime perpetrated by the three was heinous and qualified for rarest of the rare cases.