Tuesday, May 17, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Dalit girl murder: BSP MLA, two others get life terms



Dalit girl murder: BSP MLA, two others get life terms
May 17, 2011 PTI Faizabad

BSP MLA and former Uttar Pradesh Minister Anand Sen and two others
were today sentenced to life imprisonment by a special court for
murdering a dalit girl student four years ago.

Pronouncing the verdict, Judge Matambar Singh also slapped a fine of
Rs 20,000 each on the MLA and his driver Vijay Sen and Rs 15,000 on
Seema Azad, an associate of the legislator.

The dalit girl Shashi, a law student in Faizabad, went missing in October 2007.

Her father Yogender Prasad alleged that the then BSP minister Anand
Sen had abducted and killed his daughter.

Anand Sen was also accused of having an affair with Shashi who was
allegedly pressuring him to marry her.

The body of the Shashi had not been recovered and the court delivered
the verdict based on testimonies of the witnesses, a prosecution
counsel said.

The court had earlier sought from police the crucial details on
preservation of samples at police stations after noting that blood and
other medical samples of the accused and the victim in this case had
decayed much before they were sent to the forensic laboratory for

The samples were found to have been sent after a lapse of one and half month.

According to the prosecution, the victim had come from Uttar Pradesh
to Delhi to meet her husband who was working at Prahladpur here.

On her way to her husband's residence at Prahladpur from the bus
stand, she was caught hold of by two men who took her to a vacant plot
and raped her.

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