Two sentenced to death for rape and murder of minor girl

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, February 13, 2020: Two youths- Kastharai Tripura and Ananta Tripura, who were found guilty in rape and murder of a minor girl, were sentenced to death by a special district court at Udaipur on Thursday.

Soon after the verdict, the two facing death row were taken to jail custody amidst tight security. At present, they were kept in Gomati district jail with unprecedented security.  

According to FIR, the fifteen-year girl was going to a school at Krishnkanta Para under Nutan Bazar police station. On December 5, 2018, the duo has chased the girl and took her to an unknown location where he was raped by several times. Later, her body was thrown to a nearby jungle sparking a public outcry.

In course of thorough search, body of the victim was revered from the jungle on the following day. Based on a complaint by the victim’s brother, police registered a case and carried out investigation.

The Investigating Officer, after a thorough probe, had submitted a chargesheet before the special court against Kastharai Tripura and Ananta Tripura under section 376 (D), 302, 363, 201 (43) and 6 of Posco Act.

After the trial, the special court passed a verdict sentencing the duo to death as the crime they had committed is not acceptable in the civilized society. In course of trial, the court recorded statement of 32 eyewitnesses.


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