Bangalore: All the six accused, who had stunned Bangalore by gangraping a 21-year-old student of National Law School of India University (NLSIU) in October last year, were convicted on Wednesday by the Fifth Fast Track Court. It will pronounce the quantum of sentence on Friday.
In one of the fastest trials in the state, the hearings in the case were completed in 70 days. The incident took place on October 13, 2012.
Maddura (20), Doddaheeraiah (19), Shivanna (20), Eeraiah alias Eera (20), Yaliyaiah alias Kumara (23) and Rama (21), all from Ramanagar district, were pronounced guilty by the judge, K.B. Sangannanavar.
They were charged under Sections 376 (rape), 376(2)(g) (gang rape), 366 (kidnap), 397 (robbery or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt), 427 (mischief-causing damage), 323 (assault), 324 (causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 506(b) of the IPC. They were found guilty on all counts.
The 21-year-old student of NLSIU, who was sitting with her male friend inside a car at an isolated place in Jnanabharathi campus on October 13, 2012 night, was attacked and gang raped.
A gang of eight sandalwood smugglers, who had come to cut trees, noticed the couple, vandalised their car and assaulted her friend. Later, they dragged her about 2-3kilometers deep inside the woods and raped her.