Rohtak Rape: 7 Awarded to Death Penalty

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Chandigarh: A court in Rohtak awarded death sentence to 7 men convicted of rape and murder of a 28-year-old mentally-challenged woman on February 4 on Monday.

The eight accused Sombir, 22, who was absconding, had committed suicide in Delhi’s Bawana area soon after the arrests were made. The men had confessed that they first took turns to rape the woman and when she fell unconscious they attacked her with bricks killing her.

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“While one of the accused twisted her arms and held them together near the head, two others pulled her legs apart. Rajesh alias Ghuchdu took sharpedged stones and attacked her private parts. Two stones were inserted inside her, besides blades,” a source quoting a cop had said.

“Pata nahi kya ho gya tha hamein. Dimag hi kam nahi kar rha tha. Jo hua wo nashe me hua or hota chala gaya. Bawlepaani ne pagal kar dia, budhi bhrast ho gai thi saahab (We do not know what happened to us. We were not in our senses. We were drunk and the madness went on),” one of the accused had told the police.

“We did not want to kill her. We wanted to enjoy. Don’t know why we destroyed everything,” one of the accused reportedly told the police.

The victim’s post-mortem report said she was brutally raped and physically tortured before her death. The autopsy further revealed that she suffered multiple injuries on the head, chest, thighs and private parts due to severe torture before her death.

The woman, who originally hailed from Nepal, was staying with her sister and brother-in-law at Chinyot Colony in Rohtak. She had gone missing from their house on February 1. Her mutilated body was found at Bahu Akbarpur village on February 4.

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