11 get life imprisonment in case of violation of Jharkhand law students

RANCHI: A court here on Monday sentenced 11 convicts to life imprisonment for raping a 25-year-old law student in Ranchi last year. The court of judicial commissioner Navneet Kumar, who had found the 11 guilty parties on February 27, sent them to jail for the rest of their natural lives and imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on each of them.

One of the 12 detainees in connection with the case faces trial before the Juvenile Justice Board.

DGP K N Choubey, DIG A V Homkar, Senior Superintendent of Police (Ranchi) Anish Gupta and other senior police officers were present in the courtroom when the sentence was pronounced.

On November 26 of last year, nine of them kidnapped the student when she was talking to a friend in Sangrampur under the Kanke police station in Ranchi, according to a police note.

The other three joined them later to commit the crime in a nearby brick oven.

The 12 had been arrested shortly after and a car, a motorcycle, a gun, eight mobile phones and the mobile phone taken from the victim and other materials were seized.

Those convicted are Kuldeep Oraon, Sandeep Tirkey, Naveen Oraon, Basant Kacchap, Rohit Oraon and.

(The identity of the victim has not been revealed to protect their privacy according to the directives of the Supreme Court on cases related to sexual assault)