Prime accused gets life sentence in twin train murder-rape case
GUWAHATI: A session court in Tinsukia on June 7 has awarded life imprisonment to Bikash Das, the prime accused in a twin train murder-rape case that took place in 2018.
Das was convicted of rape and murder of a student and a 62-year old woman.
In 2018, a student of Assam Agriculture University was reportedly found raped and murdered in a train at Simaluguri railway station in Sivasagar district and within 24 hours of the incident, the body of a 62-year-old woman was recovered from the toilet of Avadh-Assam Express at Mariani Junction in Jorhat.
Bikash Das used to run a tea-stall near Tinsukia Railway Station and was arrested on the basis of CCTV footage captured at Tinsukia Railway Station. He later accepted the charges levelled against him.