Six of the nine accused in the Kamduni gang rape and murder of a 21-year old girl have been convicted by a sessions court in Kolkata. The quantum of punishment will be decided tomorrow.
On June 7, 2013, the second-year BA student was allegedly gang-raped and murdered by at least nine men while returning home from college.
Just before the verdict, scores of protesters hit the streets in Kolkata demanding death penalty for the convicts. Out of the nine accused, one died in custody. The accused were charged with Indian Penal Code Section 302 (murder), Section 376 D (gang-rape), Section 120B (conspiracy) and destroying evidence.