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Kamduni rape case: Lawyers, CID hail verdict


Lawyers who were part of the prosecution team that was involved with the 2013 Kamduni gangrape-cum murder case, said Saturday that they were satisfied with the court's verdict of handing out death sentences to three of the accused, and life terms to three others. Reacting to the judgment, Chief Public Prosecutor Tamal Mukherjee said, "My team has done very well, and since I am leading the team, I am proud of my friends and the prosecutors who were engaged in this case as they are really given the real effect for the resounding conviction. We are really very happy."

State advocate Anindo Raut said, "We have told the court that the case was "rarest of the rare" and demanded the capital punishment, which is given."

When asked about the two others who were acquitted, Raut said, "Let a copy of the judgment come, we will take a decision thereof." Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer Anandamoy Chatterjee said, "We are happy that our demand that the court should treat the case "rarest of the rare" and the accused should be handed highest punishment was considered by the court."

Ansar Ali, Saiful Ali and Amin Ali were sentenced to death, while Emanul Islam, Bhola Naskar and Aminur Islam were handed life terms. The college student was abducted when she was her way back home from a class, and gang-raped in a village in Kamduni, about 20 km from Kolkata. She was then killed and her body was found that night by her brother in a canal. The case had triggered a public outrage and demonstrations, demanding better safety for women.

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