Basera gang-rape: Case registered against 60 people

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 13:21

Muzaffarnagar: A case has been registered against 60 people, naming six persons, for blocking the Basera-Bhokaheri road here, according to police.

They were protesting the conviction of fourteen accused in the Basera gang-rape case and blocked the road for around half an hour yesterday, police said.

A local court on February 11 gave life term to five of the fourteen convicted in the abduction and rape of a minor in Basera village in 2003.

Rest of the eight accused, including three women, were sentenced to jail terms ranging from one year to seven years.

The five main accused were held guilty of gang-rape while the rest of abduction and other charges.

According to the prosecution, a 15-year-old girl was gang-raped at Basera village in the district on October 9, 2003 after her brother eloped with a girl belonging to a different community.

Chargesheet was submitted against 16 persons, out of which two were declared juvenile.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 13:21

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