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Two Gulf Indians face death sentence

india Updated: Dec 02, 2006 19:20 IST
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A Doha court sentenced three persons, including two Indians, to death and gave one year jail term to another for forcing an Indonesian maid into prostitution and murdering her.

Two Indians and a Nepalese were sentenced to gallows by a criminal court on November 30, while a fourth accused, a Nepalese man was given a year in jail in the same case.

The Qatari criminal law allows the convicts the right to appeal within 15 days of the verdict.

The four accused had forced the maid into prostitution and had turned a garage, where one of the Nepalese was a security guard into a brothel, the Peninsula daily reported today.

According to the report the maid was murdered by one of them in a fit of rage and her body dumped first at a garbage heap and later taken to the Al Wakra beach.

The mutliated body was discovered by a child and authorities identified the victim after some difficulty.