Kopardi rape case verdict: Accused found guilty and awarded death sentence

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra) [India], November 18 (ANI): The Ahmednagar district sessions court on Saturday pronounced the three Dalit youths in Kopardi rape and murder case as ‘guilty’.

A sessions court here on Wednesday awarded death sentence to three men convicted for the brutal rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl in Maharashtra’s Kopardi village in 2016.

Additional Special Judge Suvarna Kevale awarded the death sentence to Jitendra Babulal Shinde, Santosh Gorakh Bhawal and Nitin Gopinath Bhailume.

On July 13, 2016, a 15-year-old Maratha girl was brutally raped and murdered by the trio in Kopardi, Ahmednagar.

Following the incident, the Maratha community had taken to the streets to protest across various districts of Maharashtra under the banner ‘Maratha Kranti Morcha’. (ANI)

Source: ANI