Two get death sentence for gang-rape, murder

Updated - September 24, 2015 07:42 am IST

Published - September 24, 2015 12:00 am IST - Kamalpur (Tripura):

A local court awarded capital punishment to two tribals on Wednesday for gang-rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl a year-and-half ago.

Additional Sessions Judge of Dhalai district, Arindam Paul, awarded the death sentence to Rashida Tripura (25) and Jhani Tripura (20) for the crime committed at Raishyabari in the district on February 7 last year.

He also slapped a fine of Rs.20,000 each on the two men. The duo had forcibly taken away the girl to a jungle near her house, raped and murdered her. - PTI

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