The Nagaon Sessions Court on Friday awarded death to the prime accused in the horrific rape and murder incident of Batadrava in Assam’s Nagaon district. The accused Zakir Hussain was convicted for raping a 13 years old minor girl and later burning the victim alive by pouring kerosene on her.
#FLASH | Zakir Hussain, convicted in the brutal rape and murder of a minor girl at Batadrava in Nagaon district, awarded life term as well as capital punishment; Zakir sent to life imprisonment for rape and death penalty for murdering the minor girl. pic.twitter.com/cEkAEVYN05
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The crime was executed by Zakir along with two of his minor partners on March, earlier this year. While, under POSCO, Zakir was sentenced to life imprisonment for raping the minor, he was sentenced to death by another verdict for murdering the minor girl.
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However the court acquitted five others for lack of evidence. Two other minor accused were found guilty and sent to a correctional home for three years by a juvenile court earlier this week.
Zakir Hussain was convicted by the district and sessions judge of Nagaon on 4th September (Tuesday). On the other hand, the court had earlier acquitted Zakir’s father, mother and brother-in-law, who were also accused in the case.