Danish Woman Gangrape: Five Accused Sentenced to Life 

A 52-year-old Danish woman was gangraped at knife-point near the New Delhi railway station two years ago.

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Five men were on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court for gangraping a 52-year-old Danish woman at knife-point near the New Delhi railway station two years ago.

Additional Sessions Judge Ramesh Kumar awarded the jail term to convicts Mahender alias Ganja (25), Mohd Raja (25), Raju (23), Arjun (21) and Raju Chakka (30).

For the offence of section 376 D IPC, all the convicts are sentenced to life imprisonment. 

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 83,000 each on Raju and Raju Chakka, Rs 93,000 each on Mahender and Mohd Raja and Rs 1,03,000 on Arjun respectively.

The court has held these five men guilty for the offences under IPC sections 376 (D) (gang rape), 395 (dacoity), 366 (kidnapping), 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention).

Besides sentencing these convicts for the offence of gangrape, the court also awarded varying jail terms to them for other offences for which they were found guilty.

According to the police, the nine persons 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 the railway station.

The sixth accused, 56-year-old Shyam Lal had died in February this year and proceedings against him were abated. Three other accused in the case are juveniles and inquiry against them is in progress before the Juvenile Justice Board.

(With PTI inputs.)

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