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Danish gang-rape case: Delhi court records statement of policeman

A Delhi court on Wednesday continued with the recording of a police sub-inspector's statement in connection with the case of alleged rape of a 52-year-old Danish woman by nine persons here last year.



New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday continued with the recording of a police sub-inspector's statement in connection with the case of alleged rape of a 52-year-old Danish woman by nine persons here last year.

Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja recorded the testimony of prosecution witness, Sub Inspector Anand, in the case.

Recording of his statement, however, remained inconclusive and would continue on August 11.

The court had yesterday also recorded his statement along with that of two constables.

Earlier, depositions of the victim and two Danish police officers who had come here from Denmark in pursuance to summons were also recorded by the court.

In an in-camera hearing on July 1, the woman had narrated to the judge the entire incident of January 14, 2014 and identified three of the six adult accused as the ones who had gangraped her.

The police, in its charge sheet, had said that the nine accused, all vagabonds, had allegedly robbed and gangraped the Danish tourist at knife-point on that night after leading her to a secluded spot close to the Divisional Railway Officers' Club near New Delhi Railway Station.

The nine accused, including three juveniles, were arrested. The three juveniles are facing an inquiry before the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) here.

The six adult accused - Mahendra alias Ganja (24), Mohd Raja (22), Raju (23), Arjun (21), Raju Chakka (22) and Shyam Lal (55), are in judicial custody and facing trial.

The nine accused have been booked for the alleged offences of gangrape and robbery or dacoity, with an attempt to cause death or grievous hurt of the IPC.

The woman had also deposed before JJB where she turned hostile and failed to identify the three minor offenders, saying she had not seen them before.

She had narrated the entire incident to the JJB presiding officer and identified her robbed articles, including her hand purse, which were recovered from the possession of the accused.

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