Karnataka

Rape case: two get 20-year jail term

The 7th Additional District and Sessions Court has sentenced two residents of Kushalnagar to 20 years of imprisonment for raping a woman from Assam in 2013.

Though the court had found Puttaswamy and Shankara guilty of the charge on Monday, the sentence was pronounced on Tuesday.

The court has convicted them for gang-rape, outraging the modesty of a woman, theft, and destroying evidence under different sections of Indian Penal Code.

Prasanna Kumar, Inspector of Periyapatna police station, told The Hindu that the victim, who was working as an performing artiste in a circus company in Kushalnagar, wanted to go to Assam to visit her ailing father on November 24, 2013.

Offered a lift

While she and another woman co-worker were looking for transport to reach the bus station, Puttaswamy and Shankar offered them a lift in their autorickshaw.

The victim was taken to a desolate place and raped, while the other woman managed to escape.

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