Kamdhuni Rape : Quantum Of Punishment Deferred Tomorrow


Kolkata:  Justice Sanchita Sarkar has deferred the Quantum of punishment to tomorrow by 12 noon. The Quantum of Punishment for the Kamdhuni Rape case has been deferred.  Judge Sanchita Sarkar has ordered no entry for lawyers as well as Junior Lawyers The hearing of Kamdhuni Rape case is going on at a Kolkata sessions court. Jugde Sanchita Sarkar has been provided with additional security till January 30 by Kolkata Police. She has been provided with one Sergeant and 4 police constable.  The hearing was adjourned for 15 mins. The Decision is yet to be taken.  The family of the rape victim along with several protesters outside the sessions court demand the justice for the victim.

Six out of the eight accused in the Kamduni gang-rape case have been found guilty by a Kolkata sessions court on Thursday. The names of the guilty are Anshar Ali, Saiful Ali Mollah, Animur Islam, Bhola Nashkar, Amin Ali,Imanul Islam .

Rafikul Islam and Nur Ali acquitted as police failed to submit adequate evidence.

The heinous incident had occurred on June 7, 2013 when the victim, a second-year BA student, was returning home after appearing for an examination at her college. She had got down from a bus at Kamduni, about 50 km from Kolkata, following which she was pulled into a vacant farm by a  group of youths, who allegedly gangraped and then brutally murdered her. Her body was discovered the next morning in a corner of the farm.

The incident had led to an outrage in the state amidst concerns over women’s safety. Of all the nine persons who had been accused in the case, one died in custody during the trial, while the other eight are in judicial remand. The accused had been booked under Sections 376(d) (gangrape), 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.