Court convicts seven in Telco Theme Park rape case


    Jamshedpur: Seven persons in the age group of 22 and 32 years were convicted by the court of district and sessions judge Satya Prakash Sinha in a gang-rape case registered with the Telco police station in April, 2011.

    Those convicted were identified as Nazir Khan, Azad Khan alias Badshah, Mohammed Shera, Mohammed Qasim, Taffazul Haque, Jahid Khan alias Sunny and Ravi Sharma alias Kalia, all residents of Barinagar in Telco.

    The court will pronounce the term of sentence on October 3 after holding a hearing of the Defence on the point of sentence.

    All the accused were lodged in the Ghaghidih Central Jail ever since they were arrested by the end of April 2011. One of the convicts, Jahid Khan (27) said they would go for a revision of the judgment in the high court.

    The seven accused had gangraped a newly-wed woman at the forest department’s Theme Park at Telco on the night of April 25, 2011. According to the prosecution, the three convicts caught hold of the victim while she was having a stroll along with her husband in a park. Later, four others joined them and raped the woman.


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