Kathua case verdict: Court convicts 6 of 7 accused, sentences 3 to life

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A Pathankot court has sentenced three out of the six convicted for rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua last year to life imprisonment. Three others have been handed a 5-year sentence each. Earlier in the day, the special court acquitted one of the seven accused, Vishal Ram, in the case.

Three of the convicts— Sanji Ram, Parvesh Kumar and Deepak Khajuria— were sentenced to life imprisonment. They have been fined Rs 1 lakh each for murder along with 25 years in jail for gangrape, news agency PTI reported. The rest have been handed five years in prison.

The court framed charges under the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC), including Sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 302 (murder) and 376-D (gang-rape), according to the prosecution.


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