Thursday, December 20, 2018

Choramba rapist duo gets death sentence (Maharashtra)

TNN | Aug 17, 2016, 11.19 PM IST 

Aurangabad: The Majalgaon sessions court in Beed district on Wednesday sentenced two Choramba residents to death for raping a 14-year-old girl and killing her and her mother. The court, headed by MV Morale, announced the decision after terming the incident to be extremely cruel and sentenced the duo to hang till death. The convicts, Bappa alias Kachru Achyut Chumbe (20) and Krishna Ramrao Reddy (22), are both residents of Choramba village in Dharur taluka of Beed district. During the investigation, the duo confessed to a premeditated rape of 14-year-old Shaikh Parveen and later murdering her and her mother Noorjahan Shaikh (55) on the intervening night of May 28 and 29, 2015. 

The complaint had been filed by Parveen's father on May 29 and the police had registered a case of murder along with sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. On the day of the incident, Parveen's father had been undergoing treatment at the Beed civic hospital and the mother-daughter duo had been alone at home. Beed superintendent of police Anil Paraskar said, "During the interrogation, the villagers expressed their apprehension about the two youths who had a history of sexually assaulting kids and even animals in the village. 

We rounded them up and grilled them separately. They revealed that on May 26, they saw the girl and decided to rape her. The accused kept a watch on the house for two consecutive days before barging n on the night of May 28." Investigation officer and SDPO Ganesh Gawse said, "The probe found that one allegedly entered the house and raped the minor while the other stayed outside and strangulated her mother. After the first accused came out, the second went inside the house and later, they strangled the girl fearing she would reveal the rape." 

The different police teams questioned over 100 people from the village and also checked out the whereabouts about the criminals not only from the district but went as far as to the neighbouring Karnataka district. A team of three Public prosecutors Ajay Tandale, BS Rakh and RA Waghmare contested the case on the behalf of victims. They stated that during the fast track trial of the case, 13 witnesses were examined by the court before convicting the duo on Tuesday. Following the conviction, the lawyer representing the duo requested the court for a final argument before the quantum of punishment was pronounced in the case.

Source: (Accessed 20 December 2018)

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