Additional district and sessions judge Anshu Shukla on Tuesday convicted three persons, including a woman, in the sensational Palsora rape and murder case in which body of an 11-year-old girl was found dumped in a gunny bag in a forest area near Palsora way back in November 2013.
Those convicted are identified as Sunita alias Billy (31), and Bhagat Singh alias Manga (26), both Palsora residents, along with drug addict Rajkumar alias Raja, 20, Ram Darbar resident. Meanwhile, one of the juvenile accused, a Ram Darbar resident, has been declared proclaimed offender (PO).
Both Bhagat Singh and Rajkumar have been convicted for murder, rape, criminal conspiracy and kidnapping, along with Section 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Meanwhile, Sunita, who is the alleged mastermind in the case, was convicted for murder, kidnapping, criminal conspiracy and causing disappearance of evidence. The court will pronounce the quantum of sentence on August 28.
HIGH DRAMA AT COURT
High drama was witnessed as convict Sunita collapsed inside the court room soon after she was held guilty for plotting the murder of the victim. A mother of four, including three daughters, Sunita claimed to be innocent and falsely convicted.
As the court ordered conviction of the accused, Sunita’s youngest daughter (8) and son (10) broke down as they hugged their mother and did not leave their mother for long and kept crying in her lap. Sunita collapsed a number of times even
outside the court room.
CONVICT’S KIN ACCUSED COPS OF FRAME-UP
Amar Singh, the brother-inlaw of convict Bhagat Singh, accused the UT police of falsely implicating him in the case. He said, “My brother has figured in the list of the notorious people in the area. He has been falsely implicated in the case.
“We would be filing an appeal. The conviction cannot be done just on the basis of disclosure statements and in this case motive was not proved,” said the defence counsel.