The special trial court, which convicted 24 persons for gruesome massacre In Gulbarg society involving 69 people including a former parliamentarian, has identified and held five accused responsible for killing Ehsan Jafri, whose body was never recovered from the massacre site -- his posh bungalow in the society.
The court has held 11 persons guilty of murdering 69 people while dropping the conspiracy charge and also rape charge leveled by some witnesses during the course of protracted trial that had begun in 2009. The five accused who have been convicted for lynching the former lawmaker are Yogendrasinh Shekhawat, Jayesh Jingar, Krishnakumar, Jayesh Parmar and Naran Tank.
He murdered 8 others too
Shekhawat has been found guilty of murdering Jafri and eight others while Jayesh Jingar was found to be responsible for four others besides killing Jafri. Another convict Naran Tank has been found guilty for brutal killings of six others in addition to the ex-lawmaker.
Three accused who have been convicted for murder, Dinesh Sharma, Lakhansinh Chudasama and Yogendrasinh Shekhawat have been acquitted of rape charges by the trial court judge PB Desai, who delivered his verdict on Thursday convicting 24 persons, who will be awarded sentence on June 6.
Another accused who has been found guilty of other charges like arson and rioting has also been exonerated of rape charges by the trial court.
According to the court’s verdict, Chudasama killed two women while blowing up the society’s main gate that led to the armed crowd storming the houses inside and Sharma killed four persons inside the society. Kailash Dhobi also helped Chudasama in blowing up the front gate and the court found him guilty of killing six persons.