Police officers, doctor sentenced in Bilkis Bano gangrape case

Police officers and doctor sentenced in the gang rape case | pakistantribe.com

MUMBAI – An Indian court accused five police officers and doctor of allegedly tampering the evidence used in the gangrape case of a pregnant woman and her family’s murder which is reportedly a worst religious extremism case in the history of India.

Bilkis Bano was gangraped and offenders killed her seven family members during a religious riot which had broken out in Gujarat in 2002.

In the religious riot, 2,000 Muslims were beaten, burnt and killed brutally by Hindu extremists.

The court overturned the case after an appeal by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), it also upheld the convictions of 11 accused Hindus.

Bilkis expressed satisfaction over the verdict of the court and said that finally the offenders will be executed.

“Now, my family and I feel we can begin to lead our lives again, free of fear,” as quoted by Dunya News.

Modi who was a Chief Minister of Gujarat at that time was accused of turning a blind eye.

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