Park Street victim’s family may move HC seeking stricter punishment

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
  • Updated: Dec 14, 2015 12:17 IST
Suzette Jordan’s family and relatives pay tribute at Bhabanipore Cemetery after the verdict by the city's session court on Park Street Rape case in Kolkata. The relatives may move high court seeking stricter punishment for the three culprits. (Ramkrishna Samanta / HT Photo)

Unhappy with the session court’s verdict in the Park Street gang rape case, the victim’s family is exploring the idea of moving Calcutta high court seeking stricter punishment for the three culprits.

The three accused, who were convicted on Thursday, were sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs 1 lakh on Friday. Prime accused Kader Khan and another accused are still absconding.

Incidentally, 10 years is the minimum punishment under IPC Section 376(2)(g), the maximum being life sentence.

“We are not is a position to tell you officially since we are yet to receive the official copy of the court’s order. We will apply for a copy of the order on Monday and then only will a final decision be taken,” Nayana Mitter, wife and colleague of Anirban Guha Thakurta, the victim’s lawyer, told HT on Saturday.

The father of the victim also told a section of the media that they are not happy with the quantum of punishment.

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