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Park Street gang rape case: Three accused found guilty


A Kolkata court on Thursday convicted three accused in the Park Street gangrape case; the quantum of sentence will be announced on. Friday. Two other accused in the case are still absconding. Additional Sessions Judge Chiranjib Bhattacharya of City Sessions Court pronounced Ruman Khan, Nasir Khan and Sumit Bajaj guilty of gangrape committed in February, 2012.

The accused were found guilty under sections 376 (2)(g) (gangrape), 120B (criminal conspiracy) 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of IPC, Chief Public Prosecutor Tamal Mukherjee said. The police is, however, yet to apprehend the main accused Kader Khan and another accused named Ali.

Kolkata resident, Suzette Jordan, was raped at gunpoint in a car on February 6, 2012, by five young men who picked her up from Park Street. The police, in its charge sheet, had named five men. In 2013, she had boldly revealed her identity to the world.

“Why should a person who has been raped be called a victim when they are actually a survivor?" Jordan had said in an interview. After the horrific rape, Jordan struggled for more than a year to get a job. The Park Street rape victim stood up against circumstances and started. empowering survivors like her through a helpline. She died in March this year due to multiple organ failure.

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