Rajkot: 3 jailed till death for gang-raping girl

Times of India | 1 month ago | 09-08-2022 | 04:35 pm

Rajkot: 3 jailed till death for gang-raping girl

RAJKOT: Three people convicted of gangrape of a minor girl were sentenced to imprisonment till their death by special Pocso court in Gondal on Monday. The convicts - Mukeshnath Lakum, Sanjaynath Mangrolia and Ajaynath Mangrolia - were sentenced by special judge DR Bhatt. The judgment was delivered within two months of the crime. The convicts, all farm labourers, had raped the girl on June 1 when she was sitting on a bike with her male friend on the outskirts of Mota Umvada village near Gondal. Lakum and Ajaynath had taken turns to rape the girl, who was 15 years and eight months then, while Sanjaynath had molested her. MR Sangada, inspector, Gondal town police station, who investigated the case, had filed the chargesheet within 15 days of the crime. Immediately after the complaint was lodged, police had taken the survivor and her friend to the spot and nabbed the three from a farm within hours of the crime. "The court relied on documentary and corroborative evidence and the statements of the witnesses to punish the three. They will serve the jail term till their last breath," said Ghanshyam Dobariya, public prosecutor. The trio saw the girl and her friend sitting on a bike at an isolated spot, clicking videos and selfies. They beat up her friend, robbed him of cash and held him at a knife point. They then dragged the girl into a grassland nearby and two of them raped her. They had also threatened to kill her friend if she lodged a complaint. Initially, the girl’s family was reluctant to lodge a complaint but the police got to know about the crime and convinced them.

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