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Death for gang-rape and murder of Dalit

We are happy. Justice has been meted out: Husband

By PTI in Hyderabad
  • Published 31.01.20, 1:45 AM
  • Updated 31.01.20, 1:45 AM
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The trio had raped and murdered the Dalit woman last November (Shutterstock)

A special court in Telangana on Thursday sentenced three men to death for raping and murdering a Dalit woman last November.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 26,000 on them.

The body of the 30-year-old woman with her throat slit and stab marks was found in Lingapur mandal of Kumram Bheem-Asifabad district on November 25, a day after the crime.

The trio — Shaik Babu, 35, Shaik Shabuddin, 50, and Shaik Muqdum, 45, all labourers — were arrested on November 27 and booked under IPC Sections 376 (D) (gang rape) and 302 (murder) and provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and sent to judicial remand.

The woman was a vendor, selling balloons for a living.

The woman’s husband said: “We are happy. Justice has been meted out and we request the court that they be hanged immediately.”