Danish woman gang-rape case: Tis Hazari court gives life imprisonment to five convicts

The Tis Hazari court here on Friday awarded life imprisonment to five convicts in the 2014 Danish woman gang-rape case.

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2016, 14:41 PM IST
Danish woman gang-rape case: Tis Hazari court gives life imprisonment to five convicts

New Delhi: The Tis Hazari court here on Friday awarded life imprisonment to five convicts in the 2014 Danish woman gang-rape case.

The court on Thursday had reserved its order on their quantum of punishment.

During the hearing of the case in court, the police had sought maximum punishment for the five convicts. The accused are Mahendra alias Ganja (24), Mohd Raja (22), Raju (23), Arjun (21) and Raju Chakka (22).

Nine men, including three juveniles, were accused of robbing and raping a 52-year-old Danish woman at knife-point near New Delhi railway station in January 2014 after she had asked them for directions to her hotel in Paharganj area.

The Additional Solicitor General had earlier on May 26 fixed the matter for judgement after he concluded hearing final arguments of both the Delhi Police and the defence counsel.

While the prosecution submitted that all evidence nails the accused, the defence counsel claimed that his clients were innocent.

Shyam Lal, one of the accused, died in February in Delhi's Tihar Jail and the proceedings against him in this case were abated.

The three minors are facing proceedings before the Juvenile Justice Board in connection with this case.