A Kolkata court on Thursday convicted three men, who were accused of gang-raping a woman in a moving car, in Park Street area in February 2012.
Additional Sessions Judge Chiranjib Bhattacharya of City Sessions Court Sanjib Bhattacharya pronounced Sumit Bajaj, Ruman Khan and Naseer Khan guilty and stated that the punishment will be pronounced on Friday.
"The accused have been convicted under 120 (B) conspiracy impersonations, 806, 323. I am happy for our victory and sorry for their conviction. They are tender-aged boys and I pray for their development," ANI quoted Public Prosecutor Sarbani Roy as saying.
"The court held them guilty. Quantum of punishment will be acquitted to them tomorrow at 2 pm," the advocates of accused Tapas Bhattacharya said.
The accused are facing charges under IPC Sections 376 (2)(g), which deals with gang-rape, 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation). The court may sentence them to life term imprisonment.
Two other accused men, including prime accused Kadir Khan, are still absconding.
The incident took place on the night of 5 February, 2012. The woman, 37-year-old mother-of-two, was gang-raped by five men in a moving car in Kolkata's posh locality Park Street after she left a night club.
She filed a complaint against the accused at Park Street Police Station on 8 February, 2012. The police arrested the three convicted felons on 18 February, according to The Telegraph report.
However, the victim died of a brain infection in March 2015. Shunning all the dogmas around keeping the identity of the rape victim secret, the woman came out in public in June 2013 to protest against sexual assault incidents women across India face.
The Indian law does not allow the disclosure of a rape victim's identity without her approval.
Talking to the media, the victim's father said he feels sorry for the families of the three convicts.
"I am sorry for their family. I am very happy for my family. I can't suggest any form of punishment for anybody. What is the use of talking about punishment now? My daughter is already dead," he said.