Monday, October 20, 2014

2010 Delhi's Dhaula Kuan gang rape: All 5 convicts sentenced to life imprisonment

Additional sessions judge Virender Bhat awarded life imprisonment to the five men Shamshad alias Khutkan, Usman alias Kale, Shahid alias Chhota Billi, Iqbal alias Bada Billi and Kamruddin for the offence of gang rape.

The court also sentenced the convicts to seven years imprisonment for abduction charges, five years rigorous imprisonment for charges of criminal intimidation. The convicts would undergo the jail terms concurrently.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 each on all the convicts.

The quantum of sentence was pronounced in a jam-packed courtroom amidst high drama with one convict Shahid fainting in the courtroom. Some relatives of the convicts also broke down in the court room and termed the verdict as miscarriage of justice, saying they would challenge the verdict in the Delhi high court.

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