Two Bihar natives get 20 years in jail for gangraping 17-year-old Zirakpur girl
The convicts had taken the girl to Ludhiana in August 2016 and held her captive for three months, during which they repeatedly gangraped her.punjab Updated: Feb 06, 2018 23:02 IST
District and sessions judge Archana Puri on Tuesday sentenced two Bihar natives to 20 years in prison for gangraping a 17-year-old Zirakpur girl.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 each on the convicts, Mumtaz and Ringa Hasda, who were convicted under Section 376D (gangrape) of the Indian Penal Code.
The duo was also convicted under Section 366A (kidnapping) and awarded three years in jail, besides a fine of Rs 5,000.
Another accused Mohammad Alahuddin alias Mulla Contractor was acquitted due to lack of evidence.
The trio was booked on May 8, 2016, for allegedly kidnapping and gangraping the teenager.
The police had submitted in court that the trio took her to Ludhiana, where they worked for a contractor, and held her captive for three months, during which they repeatedly gangraped her.
The Mohali police arrested them in Ludhiana on August 19, 2016, following a tip off, and recovered the victim from their possession. After a court order, DNA samples were taken from the accused and the victim, that helped nail Mumtaz and Ringa as the rapists.