Death sentence to Simaluguri rape & murder accused


The District and Sessions Judge’s Court on Thursday awarded death sentence to the prime accused of the rape and murder of an Assam Agricultural University (AAU) student that had jolted the State last year. The prime accused, Bikash Das, was convicted with death sentence under section 302 of the IPC.

Meanwhile, the culprit has been remanded to Sivasagar district jail. The court has also provided a time frame of 30 days to the convict to make an appeal in front of the High Court.

It may be mentioned here that the AAU student was raped and brutally killed inside the Tinsukia-Rangia passenger train and her body was recovered from the toilet of the train at Simaluguri Railway Station.

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