A Kolkata court on Wednesday sentenced a Bangladeshi man to imprisonment till death for raping a septuagenarian nun during a dacoity at a convent in West Bengal’s Ranaghat town two years back.
Additional Sessions Judge Kumkum Sinha on Tuesday, had convicted all the six accused Nazrul Islam, Milan Kumar Sarkar, Ohidul Islam, Mohd Selim Sheikh, Khaledar Rahman and Gopal Sarkar on different charges over the rape of the nun and dacoity at the Jesus and Mary Convent in Ranaghat town of Nadia district bordering Bangladesh on 14th March, 2015.
Though the prosecution had accused all the six men of gang rape, the charge was not established and only Nazrul was convicted of rape.
The judge sentenced all six convicts, including Nazrul, to 10 years rigorous imprisonment (RI) for criminal conspiracy to commit dacoity at the convent.
They were fined Rs 10,000 each, which if unpaid would entail another two-and-half years simple imprisonment for the conspiracy.
Judge Sinha directed that all the sentences awarded to each of the six convicts would run concurrently.
The court said that half of the fine amount collected would go to the victim and if she refuses to accept the sum, the amount would be given to the convent.