KARIMNAGAR: The SC, ST Special Court here on Friday awarded life imprisonment to an accused and 20-year imprisonment to another in the sensational Veenavanka gangrape case.
The third accused, a juvenile, is being tried in a juvenile court.
After 15 months of the crime, the Special court delivered its verdict after several hearings and going through evidences. Magistrate M Nagaraju sentenced the main accused, 21-year-old Gotte Srinivas to 20 years’ imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 11,000 while the second accused, Muddam Anjaiah (21), was awarded life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 11,000.
Victim’s family members, when asked to comment on the verdict, said they were happy with the punishment awarded to the accused.
“We would have been happier had the accused been given capital punishment. They ruined the dreams of my daughter,” the victim’s father told Express.
On the other hand, the families of Srinivas and Anjaiah said they would approach the High Court for minimising the imprisonment.
The victim, a Dalit girl from Challur village in Veenavanka mandal, went to the mandal headquarters to attend a police constable training session on February 10, 2016. There she was gangraped by the three accused.
The accused videographed the assault and even made the video public. A case was registered on
The then circle inspector Kiran and constable Parusuramulu were suspended for negligence in probing the case.