Maratha Community members holding a protest rally demanding justice for Kopardi rape victim and reservation 
Maratha Community members holding a protest rally demanding justice for Kopardi rape victim and reservation (Photo courtesy: Suyash Desai/The Quint)
  • 1. What Happened On 13th July 2016?
  • 2. Why Did the Kopardi Gangrape Turn 'Political'?
  • 3. How Did the Investigation Proceed?
  • 4. What Is the Status Now?
Explainer: Kopardi Rape & Murder Case That Fuelled Maratha Unrest

Over a year after a 15-year-old girl was brutally tortured, raped and murdered in Kopardi in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, family members of the minor will now finally receive justice. On Wednesday, the Ahmednagar District & Sessions court sentenced all convicts – Jitendra Shinde, Nitin Bhailume, and Santosh Bhaval – to death on charges of murder, conspiracy and sexual assault.

Here’s a look at the details of the case that left the state shocked by its brutality.

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