A district sessions court on Friday pronounced death sentence to the main accused of the Bengali couple murder case at Vikasnagar in Dehradun.
Moumita Das, a Gurgoan teacher, was raped and killed by a taxi driver and his friends in Chakrata in October 2014. Before that the accused had killed her companion Avijit Paul. The court of ADJ Mohammed Sultan gave death penalty to driver Raju and life imprisonment to three co-accused in the case.
Moumita and Avijit Paul had arrived for Diwali break in Chakrata area, about 110 km from Dehradun. The family members lost contact with them after 24 October 2014. The family members lodged a police complain about the missing couple. Later, a taxi driver and three other friends were arrested for murdering the couple.
The four accused first killed Avijit Paul and then raped Moumita on the move in a car. After raping the woman, the four killed her and threw the body in the river. The Uttarakhand police and State Disaster Relief Force conducted a special operation to recover the body of the lady after three weeks.