Life term to rapist who gouged out victim`s eye
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 20:16
New Delhi: The life sentence given to a man, who gouged out an eye of a private hospital nurse to rape her, was upheld by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.

While upholding the punishment awarded to the man for raping the nurse, a bench of justices Anil Kumar and V K Shali, however, modified the trial court's order which had sentenced the man to life imprisonment also for gouging out the victim's eye.

For gouging out the eye, the convict needs to be sentenced only for inflicting grievous injury to the victim, said the HC bench, awarding seven years jail term to him for that offence.

The order came on an appeal by convict Bhura Singh, held guilty of raping a nurse of Shanti Mukund Hospital in east Delhi and gouging out her eye.

The bench set aside Singh's conviction on the charge of causing grievous hurt by a dangerous weapon (under Section 326 of Indian Penal Code) and held him guilty of causing grievous injury (under Section 325 of IPC) while sentencing him with a concurrent seven-year jail term.

The court also rejected the victim's plea that Singh should not be allowed to avail any parole or remission during his jail term.


First Published: Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 20:16

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