Danish woman gang rape: Delhi High Court upholds life term for convicts

The Delhi High Court on Monday upheld a 2016 trial court verdict of life imprisonment for five convicts in the case of gang-rape of a Danish woman in the capital in January 2014. The trial court had convicted them for the offences under sections 376 (D) (gang rape), 395 (dacoity), 366 (kidnapping), 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC. There were nine accused, including three juveniles, in the case but one of the accused died at the fag end of the trial. A Bench of Justices S. Muralidhar and I. S. Mehta dismissed the appeals moved by the convicts — Mahender alias Ganja, Mohammed Raja, Raju Bhajje, Arjun and Raju Chhaka. Also Read Entire life in jail for five in Danish woman rape caseThe court, while sentencing them, had said the convicts “levelled a stigma on the face of the country.”Rejecting the plea for a lenient punishment by counsel for the accused, the trial court had said: “They do not deserve any leniency.

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