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Dalit student gangrape: Gujarat High Court upholds life term for five teachers

Dalit student gangrape: Gujarat High Court upholds life term for five teachers

The Gujarat High Court today upheld life imprisonment of five out of six teachers for repeatedly raping a 19-year-old Dalit girl student of their college in Patan. The high court reduced punishment of the sixth teacher from life term to ten years’ imprisonment. A two-judge Bench of Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice Z K Saiyed confirmed the life imprisonment for Manish Parmar, Mahendra Prajapati, Ashwin Parmar, Kiran Patel and Suresh Patel–all teachers of Patan’s government-run Primary Teachers’ Training College (PTC)–but reduced the term of the sixth convict, Atul Patel. A fast track court in Patan in 2009 had sentenced all ... Read More »

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