Danish gang-rape case: Court records testimonies of 3 policemen

A Delhi court on Tuesday recorded statements of three policemen in a case of alleged rape of a 52-year-old Danish woman by nine persons here last year.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 04, 2015, 18:21 PM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday recorded statements of three policemen in a case of alleged rape of a 52-year-old Danish woman by nine persons here last year.

Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja recorded their testimonies as prosecution witnesses in the case.

The court recorded the depositions of sub-inspector Anand who had made the first arrest in the case by nabbing accused Mahender, and constables Dharam Pal and Vijay Pal who had taken the accused to hospital for their medical examination after their arrests.

Recording of Anand's statement remained inconclusive and his deposition would continue tomorrow.

Their examination-in-chief was recorded through Special Public Prosecutor Atul Shrivastava.

The court had earlier recorded statements of the victim and two Danish police officers who had come here from Denmark in pursuance to summons.

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 gang-raped her.

The police, in its chargesheet, had said that the nine accused, all vagabonds, had allegedly robbed and gang-raped 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 under sections 376(2) (g) (gang-rape), 397 (robbery or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt) and 392 (robbery) of 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.