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2014 Danish Woman Rape: HC Upholds Life Sentence for All 5 Accused

The accused had challenged the 2016 trial court judgment which convicted them for gang rape, dacoity, kidnapping.

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The Delhi High Court on Monday upheld a trial court judgment which had awarded life imprisonment to five men in the 2014 Danish woman gangrape case.

A bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice IS Mehta dismissed the appeals moved by the convicts – Mahender alias Ganja, Mohammed Raja, Raju Bhajje, Arjun and Raju Chhaka.

They had challenged the 2016 trial court judgment which convicted them for gangrape, dacoity, kidnapping, wrongful confinement and intimidation.

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The court said the convicts had shown the country in poor light.  

According to the prosecution, the five, all vagabonds, had robbed and gangraped the Danish tourist at knife-point on the night of 14 January 2014 after leading her to a secluded spot close to the Divisional Railway Officers' Club near New Delhi Railway Station.

There were a total of nine accused, including three juveniles, in the case, who were charged with gangraping the woman. One of the adult accused died at the fag end of the trial.

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