A Rohtak Sessions court on Friday convicted six accused on the charges of gangrape and murder of a Nepalese woman in Rohtak. The 28-year-old woman was brutally gangraped before she was battered to death. Her naked and mutilated body was recovered off the Rohtak-Hisar bypass on February 4 this year.
The victim had come from Nepal last December to get treatment of depression and was living with her elder sister when she was abducted on February 1.
After a nine-month trial, the Rohtak Sessions court convicted the six accused. It will hear arguments of the prosecution and defense on the quantum of sentence on December 21. The convicted are Rajesh, Sunil, Sarvar, Manbir, Pawan and Pramod, while a seventh accused, a minor, is facing trial in the juvenile court. Another accused, Somber, committed suicide in New Delhi.
All the convicted are residents of Gaddi Kheri village, about 10 km from Rohtak. The case hit headlines when the doctor, S K Dhatterwal, who headed the post-mortem examination board of doctors issued a statement saying he had never seen such a horrific case in his 30-year career.
The post mortem examination report revealed the brutal manner in which the woman was assaulted. The head injury was caused by a heavy blunt object. Haryana Police had constituted seven teams to investigate the case and even announced a cash reward of Rs. 1 lakh on the identification and arrest of the accused involved in the gory crime.