Man rapes college student in moving train, dumps body in toilet; gets death penalty in Assam

The court told the convict he had the right of appeal against the order before the Gauhati High Court within 30 days either by appointing his own advocate or through legal aid panel advocate.

Published: 03rd October 2019 08:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd October 2019 08:31 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

GUWAHATI: A district and sessions court in Assam on Thursday awarded death penalty to Bikash Das for rape and murder of a college student on a moving train in July 2018.

"The convict Bikash Das is to be hanged by the neck till death. In view of awarding of the death penalty, sentence of fine is not imposed on the convict Das," said the Sivsagar district and sessions court judge.

The court told the convict he had the right of appeal against the order before the Gauhati High Court within 30 days either by appointing his own advocate or through legal aid panel advocate or by way of Jail Appeal.

On July 10 last year, Bikash and his accomplice raped and killed a student of the Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, on a moving train and dumped the body in the train toilet.

The body was spotted at Simlaguri station by a passenger and the police were informed.

The body of an elderly woman was recovered from another train in the Dibrugarh district the next day causing massive public outcry for punishing the guilty.

After police arrested Bikash and Bipin Pandey for involvement in the crime, Bikash confessed to the crime.

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