Bilkis Bano gangrape: 11 men sentenced to life imprisonment released from jail –
She was attacked during the 2002 Gujarat mobs and 14 individuals from her family, including her three-year-old girl, were killed during the bloodletting.
Eleven men condemned to life detainment in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case were let on Monday out of a Godhra prison after the Gujarat government endorsed their application under its reduction strategy, detailed The Indian Express.
Gujarat Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Raj Kumar let paper know that the public authority considered their reduction application as the convicts had served 14 years in prison as well as because of different factors, for example,”age, nature of the wrongdoing, conduct in jail”.
Bilkis Bano was gangraped on March 3, 2002, during the mobs in Gujarat. She was 19 and pregnant at that point. Fourteen individuals from her family, including her three-year-old girl, were killed by the agitators close to Ahmedabad. One of the men grabbed the young lady from her mom’s arms and crushed her head on a stone.
In excess of 1,000 individuals, for the most part Muslims, passed on in the 2002 mobs. Bano’s case was one of the most over the top horrendous episodes of the enormous scope savagery.
The blamed men were condemned to life detainment by an extraordinary Central Bureau of Investigation court in 2008.
On May 4, 2017, the Bombay High Court had upheld the January 2008 verdict that sentenced the 11 convicts to life imprisonment. The bench, however, had said that since the convicts had already spent four and half years in custody before the trial, they should be let go.
In April 2019, the Supreme Court had directed the Gujarat government to give Rs 50 lakh to Bano as compensation, along with a job and accommodation of her choice. It was reportedly the highest compensation on record given to a rape survivor in India.
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