India, Mumbai: Today, a special court in Mumbai pronounced all four accused guilty in the 2011 murder case in which two youngsters died while fighting eve-teasers who allegedly misbehaved with their female friends. The court sentenced all the accused to life imprisonment till death.
Keenan Santos (24) and Reuben Fernandez (29) were stabbed by eve-teasers after a scuffle near a paan shop in suburban Andheri on October 20, 2011. The duo were attacked when they tried to protect their woman companions from the group of men who were misbehaving with them. The group, after retreating, returned to the spot with over ten aides and brutally assaulted Keenan and Reuben in full public view. While Keenan succumbed to his injuries on the same day, Reuben died ten days later.
Police arrested Jitendra Rana, Sunil Bodh, Satish Dulhaj and Dipak Tival the next day after the incident. In October 2012, the court had framed charges against four accused for murder, conspiracy and molestation. Keenan-Reuben murder case: court may give verdict on Thursday.