The District and Sessions Judge, Sivasagar, SK Poddar on Thursday awarded death penalty to Bikash Das- the prime accused in the sensational Radha Kumar rape and murder case.
Court gave Das a time limit of 30 days to appeal before the High Court.
He was awarded the death penalty under section 302 of the IPC and was sent to Sivasaga district jail for serving the remaining part of his sentence.
21-year-old Radha Kumari was strangled to death and then raped on July 10, 2018, in the Tinsukia-Rangia passenger train.
Her body was recovered from a toilet of the train at Simaluguri rail station.
She was a student of the Assam Agriculture University.
She was travelling to her grandmother’s home when tragedy struck her.