Death penalty for Bikash Das in Radha Kumari rape and murder. Image: Northeast Now

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.

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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.

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She was a student of the Assam Agriculture University.

She was travelling to her grandmother’s home when tragedy struck her.

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