Rohtak Rape And Murder Case: Death Sentence Given To Seven Accused

22/12/2015 8:55 AM IST | Updated 29/08/2016 7:49 PM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 16: Indian activists hold candles near hangman's nooses during a candle light march to mark the second anniversary of the fatal gang-rape of a student on December 16, 2014 in New Delhi, India. On December 16, 2012, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was brutally gang raped and by six men, including a juvenile, in a moving bus. The incident unleashed a wave of public anger over levels of violence against women in the country. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

ROHTAK, Haryana -- A Rohtak session court on Monday sentenced to death seven accused in the Nepali girl's rape and murder case. The girl had speech and hearing disabilities.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Seema Singhal, who had convicted the accused in the case on December 18 and reserved her judgment for today, announced death by hanging to all.

The girl had been subjected to inhuman torture and gang-rape before her murder.

The convicts include Rajesh, Sunil, Sarwar, Manbir, Pawan and Parmod, all residents of Gaddi Kheri village in the district.

A suspect, Sombir, of the same village had allegedly committed suicide while another accused hailing from Nepal is under trial in a juvenile court.

Notably, a 28-year-old Nepali woman staying with her sister in Rohtak went missing on February 1.

She was undergoing treatment for depression at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Chandigarh.

Her mutilated body was found on February 4. The post-mortem report said pieces of condom and a stick was also found in her private parts. Her head had been bashed in and her vagina, rectum and anus were all ruptured.

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