Mumbai: All four accused Jitendra Rana, Sunil Bodh, Satish Dulhaj and Dipak Tival were on Thursday held guilty of murder by a Mumbai court in the sensational 2011 Keenan-Reuben murder case.
While pronouncing its order, the court sentenced the four accused to life imprisonment.
Keenan Santos (24) and Reuben Fernandez (29) were killed while fighting eve-teasers who allegedly misbehaved with their female friends.
Reacting to the court order, Keenan’s father Valerian Santos said, "After a lot of pain, the court has finally given the verdict what we wanted."
The duo were attacked when they tried to protect their woman companions from the group of men who were misbehaving with them. The group, after retreating, returned to the spot with over ten aides and brutally assaulted Keenan and Reuben in full public view.
While Keenan succumbed to his injuries on the same day, Reuben died ten days later.
Police arrested Jitendra Rana, Sunil Bodh, Satish Dulhaj and Dipak Tival the next day after the incident.
In October 2012, the court had framed charges against four accused for murder, conspiracy and molestation.
(With PTI inputs)