Four persons were today sentenced to 20 years rigorous imprisonment by a local court for the gangrape of a woman in the city in 2013.
The court of District and Sessions Judge A I Sheikh sentenced Samir Hussain Sheikh, Md Sharif Badshah, Kabir Sheikh and Imtiyaz Ali Sheikh after considering a set of evidences, including FSL reports of semen and their body abrasions, as well as examination of 17 witnesses.
The woman was gangraped in the afternoon of November 29, 2013, at her house in Vatva locality here when her husband was away. The culprits were known to the woman and resided in the same area.
The gangrape was committed in front of victim’s 10-year- old daughter, who was considered as an additional witness by the court though her statement was not taken.
The court also considered medical evidences such as the FSL report of semen sample matching with that of the accused, and medical examination of the accused which showed abrasions on their bodies.
While delivering the sentence, the court also took into account the fact that the FIR was filed immediately after the incident.
( Source – PTI )