Khunti, May 17: Six people who were convicted by a civil court for raping five girls of an NGO in Kochang in Jharkhand's Khunti district have been awarded life imprisonment by a district court on Friday. One of the convicted in Father Alfonso Aind, a priest of Roman Catholic Church at Burudih. Six people were convicted earlier this month for the crime which took place in 2018. Jharkhand: Minor Gangraped Near Jungles of Kharsidagh and Khunti District Border; Police Arrest Five Suspects.
On June 19 last year, five women, linked with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), were gang-raped at a gunpoint in Kunti district after they were kidnapped while performing a street-play in a nearby village. The National Commission for Women on June 22 wrote a letter to Jharkhand DGP (Director General of Police) directing him to notify the commission about the steps taken in the Khunti gang-rape case. Delhi: MNC Employees Gangrape Colleague on Pretext of Offering Lift, Arrested.
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The Women's commission also informed that they have constituted a three-member team to investigate the matter and submit recommendations on the case. NSW in its report on June 28 stated that the gangrape incident was "planned" and "executed in a professional manner".
The NCW team suspected Father Alfonso Aind, the manager of RC Mission School, to be part of the conspiracy. Based on the investigations, cops arrested two of the accused and others were booked later. The five women were associated with an NGO which was working towards raising awareness about issues like human trafficking.