Three get life term in Kurmuri rape case
The court had convicted all the three accused on January 22 in connection with the gang-rape of a 11-year- old Mahadalit girl but did not find any evidence of rape on other five women.
At least six women, including four teenagers, of Mahadalit community, all rag pickers, were allegedly gang-raped at village Kurmuri under Sikarhatta police station area in Bhojpur district on October 8, 2014, when they had gone there to sell scraps at the godown of Nilnidhi Singh. All women were residents of village Dumaria. Police had arrested Nilnidhi Singh, Jai Prakash Singh and Jaggu Pandey.
Vishnudhar Pandey, the defence advocate, said he would move the Patna high court against the trial court judgment.