Dhaula Kuan gang-rape case: Court defers sentencing till Monday

A Delhi court on Friday deferred till Monday the pronouncement of quantum of sentences to be awarded to five convicts in the Dhaula Kuan abduction and gang-rape case.

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday deferred till Monday the pronouncement of quantum of sentences to be awarded to five convicts in the Dhaula Kuan abduction and gang-rape case.

A 30-year-old BPO executive from the Northeast was abducted and gang-raped in south Delhi’s Dhaula Kuan area in 2010.

All five were found guilty on Tuesday.

“All accused are found guilty of abducting and gang-raping the victim...Come for the order on sentence on October 17,” additional sessions judge Virender Bhatt had said on Tuesday.

The court convicted Usman alias Kale, Shamshad alias Khutkan, Shahid alias Chhota Billi, Iqbal alias Bada Billi and Kamruddin alias Mobile, for the offences of kidnapping (365), gang-rape (376 (2g)), criminal intimidation (506) and sharing common intention (34) under the IPC.

The court had, however, acquitted Usman of charges under the Arms Act. He was the only accused charged under this section.

According to police, all the convicts had abducted the victim on November 24, 2010 while she was walking home with her friend after her shift had ended.

The convicts then took the victim to Mongolpuri, allegedly gang-raped her, and left her at an isolated road.