Mumbai, May 5: Justice was finally served after a special court in Mumbai on Thursday pronounced all four accused guilty of murder in the Keenan-Reuben murder case.
All the four accused in the 2011 double murder of Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandez were held guilty under Sec 302 of the IPC and were convicted by the court.
All four accused Jitendra Rana, Satish Dulhaj, Sunil Dulhaj and Dipak Tivalhave been awarded life imprisonment until death by the court.
Keenan's father, speaking to reporters outside the court said: "Am happy with life imprisonment to guilty.They should live every moment thinking about Keenan-Reuben."
Keenan and Reuben were stabbed by the accused after they tried to protect their friends who were subjected to eve-teasing and molestation.
The accused were misbehaving with the women and were passing lewd comments when Keenan objected to the same. The four accused left only to return ten minutes later with 20 men.
Armed with weapons, the accused attacked Keenan, who died on the spot. When Reuben rushed to his help he was stabbed too. Reuben succumbed to his injuries ten days later.
All the accused were arrested a day after the incident took place. Meanwhile, Keenan and Reuben were posthumously honoured with Godfrey Phillips Bravery Zone Award in December 2011.